International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

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  1. Postabortion family planning: addressing the cycle of repeat unintended pregnancy and abortion.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 36(1):44 (2010) PMID 20403805

  2. Indonesian couples' pregnancy ambivalence and contraceptive use.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 36(1):36 (2010) PMID 20403804 PMCID PMC3883040

    Most studies on pregnancy ambivalence are based on data from women and depend on the women's perceptions to measure their partner's pregnancy intentions. Because these perceptions may not be accurate, data collected directly from men are needed to understand the role of couple dynamics in fertil...
  3. Caring for women with abortion complications in Ethiopia: national estimates and future implications.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 36(1):6 (2010) PMID 20403801

    Ethiopia liberalized its abortion law in 2005, primarily to reduce the incidence of unsafe abortion. However, little is known about the current extent and consequences of unsafe abortion. Data were collected in 2007-2008 on 1,932 women seeking postabortion care at a nationally representative sam...
  4. The estimated incidence of induced abortion in Ethiopia, 2008.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 36(1):16 (2010) PMID 20403802

    Unsafe abortion is an important health problem in Ethiopia; however, no national quantitative study of abortion incidence exists. In 2005, the penal code was revised to broaden the indications under which induced abortion is legal. It is important to measure the incidence of legal and illegal in...
  5. Adolescent sexual behavior and reproductive outcomes in Central America: trends over the past two decades.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 36(1):26 (2010) PMID 20403803 PMCID PMC2895925

    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 betwee...
  6. Social exclusion and early or unwanted sexual initiation among poor urban females in Ethiopia.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(4):186 (2009) PMID 20123652

    Numerous studies of adolescent sexual behavior have explored factors associated with early sexual debut. However, few studies have examined the role of social exclusion and marginalization in relation to early and unwanted sexual initiation. A population-based study of 1,837 out-of-school female...
  7. Wanted and unwanted fertility in Bolivia: does ethnicity matter?

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(4):166 (2009) PMID 20123650

    In Bolivia, the total fertility rate (TFR) among indigenous populations is higher than that among the nonindigenous population. It is important to investigate whether this difference is attributable to ethnic differences in wanted or unwanted fertility. Data from the 2003 Bolivian Demographic an...
  8. Perceptions of policymakers in Nigeria toward unsafe abortion and maternal mortality.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(4):194 (2009) PMID 20123653

    In Nigeria, abortion is permitted only to save the life of a woman. Unsafe abortion is common and is a major cause of maternal mortality, yet policymakers have done little to address the problem. In-depth interviews were conducted in 2008 with 49 Nigerian politicians and officials to assess thei...
  9. Stalled decline in fertility in Ecuador.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(4):203 (2009) PMID 20123654

  10. The influence of wives' and husbands' education levels on contraceptive method choice in Nepal, 1996-2006.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(4):176 (2009) PMID 20123651

    The association between education level and fertility, contraceptive behavior and method choice has been extensively researched, but little is known about how the education differential between husbands and wives in Nepal may influence the choice of specific methods. Data collected from currentl...
  11. Male perceptions on female sterilization: a community-based study in rural Central India.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(3):131 (2009) PMID 19805018

    Use of modern contraceptive methods has increased fourfold in India since the 1970s, characterized by a predominance of female sterilization. There has been considerable investigation about women's choice of female sterilization, but little from the male perspective. Seven focus group discussion...
  12. The role of education level in the intergenerational pattern of adolescent pregnancy in Brazil.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(3):139 (2009) PMID 19805019

    Adolescent pregnancy has been associated with the early childbearing experience of the mothers of adolescents, and young people's education level is believed to be an important factor in this phenomenon. In 2002, a representative household survey collected data from 3,050 young men and women age...
  13. Evidence-based, alternative cervical cancer screening approaches in low-resource settings.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(3):147 (2009) PMID 19805020

  14. Estimates of health care system costs of unsafe abortion in Africa and Latin America.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(3):114 (2009) PMID 19805016

    Each year, 19 million unsafe abortions occur in developing countries, and an estimated five million women are treated for the resulting serious medical complications. Meanwhile, the economic impact of postabortion care on health care systems in Africa and Latin America is poorly understood (data...
  15. The decline in funding for family planning.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(3):153; author reply 153 (2009) PMID 19886293

  16. Demand and unmet need for means of family limitation in Rwanda.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(3):122 (2009) PMID 19805017

    Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa, with substantial annual population growth. The current government seeks new policies for family limitation as a way to facilitate more sustainable development. Data from the 2005 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey were used for a two-step...
  17. Adolescent childbearing in Nicaragua: a quantitative assessment of associated factors.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(2):91 (2009) PMID 19620093

    Nicaragua has one of the highest adolescent fertility rates in the world, but little is known about why approximately half of Nicaraguan women give birth before age 20. Data from the 2001 Nicaragua Demographic and Health Survey were used to examine the sexual and reproductive behavior of 3,142 f...
  18. Premarital romantic partnerships: attitudes and sexual experiences of youth in Delhi, India.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(2):97 (2009) PMID 19620094

    Despite restrictive social norms, there is increasing evidence that youth in India engage in premarital romantic and sexual partnerships. However, information on how they initiate and build these relationships is scarce, even though it is vital for addressing the needs of young people. Attitudes...
  19. Early coital debut and associated HIV risk factors among young women and men in South Africa.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(2):82 (2009) PMID 19620092

    Young people in South Africa are at high risk of HIV infection. Because first sexual experiences may influence a young person's HIV risk, a better understanding of coital debut is needed. Data from a nationally representative survey that included 7,692 sexually active South African youth aged 15...
  20. Role of parents in adolescent sexual activity and contraceptive use in four African countries.

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reprod... 35(2):72 (2009) PMID 19620091

    Parents have an influence on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, but evidence from Sub- Saharan Africa is limited. A better understanding of the relationship between different dimensions of parenting and recent sexual activity and contraceptive use is needed in the region. Data we...