International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
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Adolescent sexual behavior and reproductive outcomes in Central America: trends over the past two decades.
Compared with the Latin American average, adolescent fertility is high in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, countries that also have high poverty levels and poor access to reproductive health care. For each country, data were drawn from four national health surveys conducted between 19...
Inadequate use of prenatal services among Brazilian women: the role of maternal characteristics.
To improve the uptake of prenatal care, it is important to know how the use of prenatal care varies by maternal attitudes and social and demographic factors. Information about social and demographic variables, prenatal care, parity, pregnancy planning, abortion attempts, satisfaction with pregnancy...
Women's sexual and reproductive health in post-socialist Georgia: does internal displacement matter?
Persons displaced by armed conflicts, natural disasters or other events are at increased risk for health problems. The Republic of Georgia has a substantial population of internally displaced women who may face elevated risks of STIs and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The 1999 Georgia Reproducti...
Maternal health and care-seeking behavior in Bangladesh: findings from a national survey.
Although the reduction of maternal mortality levels is a key Millennium Development Goal, community-based evidence on obstetric complications and maternal care-seeking behavior remains limited in low-resource countries. This study presents an overview of key findings from the 2001 Bangladesh Materna...
Gender and relationship differences in condom use among 15-24-year-olds in Angola.
The sexual behavior of young people in Angola will play a major role in the future spread of HIV, yet few young people use condoms consistently, and reported rates of condom use are low. It is important to identify determinants of condom use among Angolan adolescents and young adults. Data for analy...
Family planning and women's lives in rural China.
By 1979, China had begun implementing the so-called one-child policy, which severely restricts couples' childbearing. It is important to understand Chinese women's perceptions of how their lives have been affected by this policy and by the use of family planning. Survey and focus group data collecte...
Prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviors among Jamaican adolescents.
Despite high levels of sexual activity and risk behaviors among Jamaican youth, few population-based studies have examined their prevalence or correlates. The prevalence of three sexual risk behaviors was assessed using data from the 2008-2009 Jamaican ?Reproductive Health Survey on a subsample of ad...
Postabortion family planning: addressing the cycle of repeat unintended pregnancy and abortion.
Perceptions of policymakers in Nigeria toward unsafe abortion and maternal mortality.
Male perceptions on female sterilization: a community-based study in rural Central India.