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  1. Research

    Side effects and the need for secrecy: characterising discontinuation of modern contraception and its causes in Ethiopia using mixed methods

    Contraceptive discontinuation is a major barrier to reducing global unmet needs for family planning, but the reasons why women discontinue contraception are poorly understood. Here we use data from Ethiopia to...

    Alexandra Alvergne, Rose Stevens and Eshetu Gurmu

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:24

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  2. Review

    Effect of aging on the female reproductive function

    Aging is a complex biological process that involves the accrual of bodily changes over a long life span. In humans, advanced maternal age is associated with infertility and adverse pregnancy complications. Cel...

    Koumei Shirasuna and Hisataka Iwata

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:23

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  3. Research

    Predictors of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods utilization among Women in Rural North Shoa, Ethiopia

    According to available evidence, one in three married women in Ethiopia tends to avoid multiple children. On the other hand, women using Long Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Methods (LAPMs) are just 5 %. So...

    Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen, Wassie Negash Mekonnen and Solomon Hailemeskel Beshah

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:22

    Published on: 25 August 2017

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    Unmet need for modern contraceptives and associated factors among women in the extended postpartum period in Dessie town, Ethiopia

    The contraceptive use of women in the extended postpartum period is usually different from other times in a woman’s life cycle due to the additional roles and presence of emotional changes. However, there is l...

    Masresha Tegegn, Mastewal Arefaynie and Tenaw Yimer Tiruye

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:21

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  5. Review

    Heavy menstrual bleeding diagnosis and medical management

    Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common gynecological problem that has a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life and the activities of daily living. Due to the difficulty in accurately describing me...

    Intira Sriprasert, Tarita Pakrashi, Thomas Kimble and David F. Archer

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:20

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  6. Research

    Women’s perceptions of contraceptive efficacy and safety

    Adoption of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices has been less than might be expected given their superior efficacy and convenience. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge and beliefs hel...

    Roshni Kakaiya, Lia L. Lopez and Anita L. Nelson

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:19

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  7. Research

    Patient satisfaction and wait times following outpatient manual vacuum aspiration compared to electric vacuum aspiration in the operating room: a cross-sectional study

    Outpatient manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is a safe and equally effective alternative to electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) in the operating room. This project was conducted to determine whether outpatient MVA e...

    Laura E. Dodge, Lisa G. Hofler, Michele R. Hacker and Sadia Haider

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:18

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  8. Research

    Demographic analysis of a low resource, socioculturally diverse urban community presenting for infertility care in a United States public hospital

    Infertility is a prevalent disease of reproductive health that exerts an impact on an estimated 80 million people worldwide. For many, involuntary childlessness becomes a central and preoccupying issue in thei...

    Jacqueline R. Ho, Jacquelyn R. Hoffman, Lusine Aghajanova, James F. Smith, Marisela Cardenas and Christopher N. Herndon

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:17

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  9. Research

    Patterns of postpartum contraceptive use among Somali immigrant women living in Minnesota

    The postpartum period is a crucial time to provide family planning counseling and can decrease incidence of adverse reproductive outcomes. The purpose of this study was to characterize patterns of postpartum c...

    Amy Millar, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Sabrina Bedell, Maureen Ayers Looby, Jessica L Hubbs, Bernard L. Harlow and Rahel Ghebre

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:14

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research

    Cancer survivors of gynecologic malignancies are at risk for decreased opportunity for fertility preservation

    Cancer survivors rate fertility as one of the most important determinants of their quality of life in the years after cancer treatment. We seek to describe the reproductive goals of women affected by gynecolog...

    Wael H. Salem, Joe M. Letourneau, Jessica Chan, Sai-Wing Chan, Marcelle Cedars and Mitchell P. Rosen

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:12

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  11. Research

    Determinants of abortion among clients coming for abortion service at felegehiwot referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia: a case control study

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate, one-third of pregnancies end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or induced abortion in the world. There are various reasons for a woman to seek induced abort...

    Fikreselassie Tilahun, Abel Fekadu Dadi and Getachew Shiferaw

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:11

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  12. Research

    Contraceptive utilization and associated factors among women of reproductive age group in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia: cross-sectional survey, mixed-methods

    Though contraceptive utilization has comprehensive benefit for women, it was one of underutilized public intervention in Ethiopia and in the study area. Thus, assessing status and factors affecting contracepti...

    Misganu Endriyas, Akine Eshete, Emebet Mekonnen, Tebeje Misganaw, Mekonnen Shiferaw and Sinafikish Ayele

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:10

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  13. Research

    High-risk sexual behaviors while on depot medroxyprogesterone acetate as compared to oral contraception

    Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) contraceptive use is associated with an increased risk for Chlamydia infection. However, prior studies inadequately account for potential differences in sexual behavior be...

    Deborah Bartz, Rie Maurer, Jessica Kremen, Jennifer M. Fortin, Elizabeth Janiak and Alisa B. Goldberg

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2017 2:8

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  14. Research

    Desire for birth spacing or limiting and non-use of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods among married women of reproductive age in Aksum Town, North Ethiopia

    Long acting and permanent contraceptive methods are the most effective family planning (FP) methods to prevent pregnancy and thereby averting adverse consequences of too many and ill-timed pregnancies. However...

    Kebede Haile, Meresa Gebremedhin, Haileselasie Berhane, Tirhas Gebremedhin, Alem Abraha, Negassie Berhe, Tewodros Haile, Goitom Gigar and Yonas Girma

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2016 1:22

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  15. Research

    Barriers and facilitators to implementing a patient-centered model of contraceptive provision in community health centers

    The Contraceptive CHOICE Project developed a patient-centered model for contraceptive provision including: (1) structured, evidence-based counseling; (2) staff and health care provider education; and (3) remov...

    Mary C. Politi, Amy Estlund, Anne Milne, Christina M. Buckel, Jeffrey F. Peipert and Tessa Madden

    Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2016 1:21

    Published on: 8 November 2016

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