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  1. The menstrual cup is a safe, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly menstrual product which is increasing in usage, especially in younger women. The potential risk for concomitant menstrual cup use to in...

    Authors: Nicola Bowman and Annette Thwaites
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:15
  2. Existing literature about the psychological side effects of hormonal contraception (HC) is limited. The goal of this study is to better characterize patients’ subjective experiences with HC, its side effects, ...

    Authors: Sarah Martell, Christina Marini, Cathy A. Kondas and Allison B. Deutch
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:9
  3. Unmet need for contraception remains high in Ghana. Reducing the number of women who discontinue their contraceptive use is one way to decrease the number of women with an unmet need. In this study, we investi...

    Authors: Sarah D. Compton, Adom Manu, Ernest Maya, Emmanuel S. K. Morhe and Vanessa K. Dalton
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:5
  4. Antenatal care is critical for women’s and unborn children’s health. In Ethiopia there is still a delay in getting antenatal care visit in the first trimester as recommended by the World Health Organization. T...

    Authors: Eshetu Abera, Jember Azanaw, Tsion Tadesse and Mastewal Endalew
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:2
  5. Intrauterine contraceptive device is a highly effective, long-acting, reversible family planning method that is safe to use by most postpartum women including those who are breastfeeding. Family planning metho...

    Authors: Fillorenes Ayalew Sisay, Abeba Belay Ayalew, Besfat Berihun Erega and Wassie Yazie Ferede
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:7
  6. Post-abortion family planning counselling and provision are known high impact practices preventing unintended pregnancies. Little is known, however, about specific needs in the second trimester. Our study aims...

    Authors: Susan Atuhairwe, Claudia Hanson, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson and Josaphat Byamugisha
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:4
  7. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40834-022-00175-y.

    Authors: Hiwot Dejene, Derara Girma, Leta Adugna and Bilisumamulifna Tefera
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:10
  8. Contraceptive discontinuation for reasons other than the desire for pregnancy is associated with a high rate of unintended pregnancies leading to unsafe abortions, maternal morbidity and mortality. In Nigeria,...

    Authors: J. A. Kupoluyi, B. L. Solanke, O. M. Adetutu and J. O. Abe
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:8
  9. Closing the gap of unmet needs for family planning (FP) in sub-Saharan Africa remains critical in improving maternal and child health outcomes. Determining the prevalence of unmet needs for family planning amo...

    Authors: Million Phiri, Clifford Odimegwu and Chester Kalinda
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:3
  10. Adolescent girls should practice good menstrual hygiene to enhance their health and educational attainment. However, socio-cultural restrictions and limited water, sanitation, and hygiene in school environment...

    Authors: Naol Daniel, Gemechu Kejela, Firehiwot Fantahun, Markos Desalegn and Fantahun Guteta
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:1
  11. Sierra Leone and Liberia have experienced civil wars and, recently, Ebola outbreaks that led to profound economic hardship, psychopathologies and family disruptions. These factors are associated with sexual ri...

    Authors: Peter Bai James, Augustus Osborne, Abdulai Jawo Bah, Emmanuel Kamanda Margao and Mohamed Conteh-Barrat
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:27
  12. Timing of postpartum family planning is crucial for maternal and child wellbeing by preventing unintended and closely spaced pregnancies. However, studies are limited on the time to use modern contraceptives i...

    Authors: Gemechu Gelan Bekele, Ephrem Yohannes Roga, Dajane Negesse Gonfa and Amare Tesfaye Yami
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:26
  13. The extended postpartum period is the first twelve months following childbirth and is an important entry point for family planning service providers to reduce unintended and too closely spaced pregnancies. A m...

    Authors: Getachew Andualem, Almaz Aklilu, Getahun Belay, Wondu Feyisa and Fentahun Alemnew
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:25
  14. To assess the effects of using an animated local language educational video to counsel postpartum adolescents on the benefits and use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).

    Authors: Somsook Santibenchakul, Kittithorn Thanativakul and Unnop Jaisamrarn
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:24
  15. Delayed antenatal care is when the first visit is carried out after 12 gestational weeks. Despite the fact that many studies have been conducted on antenatal care initiation, little attention has been paid to ...

    Authors: Abiyu Abadi Tareke, Kassahun Dessie Gashu and Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:23
  16. Studies have shown that affordable health insurance can influence healthcare visits and increase the choice of medication uptake in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is a need to document the influence of hea...

    Authors: Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Taiwo Oladapo Babalola, Oladayo Abayomi Adebayo and Kobi V. Ajayi
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:22
  17. Globally, there has been an increase in the percentage of women in their reproductive ages who need modern contraceptives for family planning. However, in Chad, use of modern contrace...

    Authors: Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Barbara Elorm Mottey, Mawulorm Akpeke, Roberta Mensima Amoah, Nafisatu Sulemana and Kwamena Sekyi Dickson
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:21
  18. Globally 1 in 7 women aren’t using family planning as a result, larger numbers of women get pregnant within 7–9 months of childbirth. The aim of this study was to estimate the time to initiate postpartum moder...

    Authors: MaeregayehuTibo, Atnafu Adem and Azmach Dache
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:20
  19. Ante natal care (ANC) is a key entry point for a pregnant woman to receive abroad range of promotion and preventive health services. Quality of ANC has paramount role to ensure better maternal and neonatal out...

    Authors: Amanuel Nemomsa, Desalegn Wirtu, Motuma Getachew, Gemechu Kejela, Emiru Merdassa, Workineh Diriba and Markos Desalegn
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:18
  20. Youth are at high risk for casual and unprotected sexual activities even before marriage. The objective of the study is to describe the sexual behavior, and contraceptive use among unmarried youth of Sri Lanka...

    Authors: Malith Kumarasinghe, W. Indralal De Silva, Ranjith de Silva and M. Suchira Suranga
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:19
  21. Postpartum family planning is defined as the prevention of unintended pregnancy and closely spaced pregnancies through the first twelve months following childbirth. The immediate postpartum period is particula...

    Authors: Wariyo D. Arero, Woubishet G. Teka, Habtemu J. Hebo, Terefe Woyo and Belay Amare
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:17
  22. Various studies have identified different factors that affect adolescent contraceptive uptake in different parts of Ethiopia. However, varying results were reported across primary studies and those results nee...

    Authors: Alemayehu Gonie Mekonnen, Daniel Bogale Odo, Dabere Nigatu, Nakachew Sewnet Amare and Michael Amera Tizazu
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:16
  23. Male involvement in family planning (FP) remains low in male-dominant communities. Family planning contributes to the regulation of fertility and population growth in Nigeria. Increasing male involvement in fa...

    Authors: Chidinma Ihuoma Amuzie, Uche Ngozi Nwamoh, Andrew Ukegbu, Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo, Benedict Ndubueze Azuogu, Ugonma Okpechi Agbo and Muhammad Shakir Balogun
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:15
  24. Emerging evidence from high income countries showed that the COVID-19 pandemic has had negative effects on population and reproductive health behaviour. This study provides a sub-Saharan Africa perspective by ...

    Authors: Joshua O. Akinyemi, Oluwafemi I. Dipeolu, Ayodeji M. Adebayo, Babatunde M. Gbadebo, Grace A. Ajuwon, Tubosun A. Olowolafe, Yemi Adewoyin and Clifford O. Odimegwu
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:14
  25. Unmet need for family planning has been remaining high in developing countries than developed countries, notably in sub-Saharan Africa. Data on unmet needs can help countries set service priorities. This study...

    Authors: Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Dawit Tefera Fentie, Yeaynmarnesh Asmare Bukayaw, Ayenew Molla Lakew and Malede Mequanent Sisay
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:13
  26. We conducted a single-centered randomized controlled single-blinded trial (i.e. trained interviewers; blinded to group allocation). The target population included adolescent girls in the Kumbo West Health Dist...

    Authors: Frankline Sevidzem Wirsiy, Catherine Atuhaire, Joseph Ngonzi and Samuel Nambile Cumber
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:12
  27. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective form of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) with few contraindications. Users, however, often encounter barriers to desired removal. IUD self-removal...

    Authors: Francesca Collins, Kelly Gilmore, Kelsey A. Petrie and Lyndsey S. Benson
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:10
  28. Family planning for HIV-positive women has numerous advantages. However, the need of family planning utilization is challenged by women’s nonautonomous decision-making power. Therefore, this study aimed to exa...

    Authors: Hiwot Dejene, Derara Girma, Leta Adugna and Bilisumamulifna Tefera
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:9
  29. Papua New Guinea has one of the lowest contraceptive prevalence rates among women of reproductive age in the Western Pacific Region and this makes contraceptive discontinuation in this country a critical publi...

    Authors: Louis Kobina Dadzie, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Justice Kanor Tetteh, Tarif Salihu, Joshua Okyere and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:8
  30. Adolescents and youths in Ethiopia have limited access to reproductive health services designed to address their needs. Therefore, the study aims to assess adolescents' and youth’s sexual practice, contracepti...

    Authors: Gudina Terefe Tucho, Netsanet Workneh, Mubarek Abera and Jemal Abafita
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:7
  31. Unmet need for contraception refers to the proportion of women who want to postpone or stop childbearing but are not using a contraceptive method. Addressing unmet need is especially important for women with m...

    Authors: Negalign Mechal, Mustefa Negash, Hailemichael Bizuneh and Ferid A. Abubeker
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:6
  32. Premarital sexual practice is sexual intercourse performed before formal marriage. Pre-marital sexual practice increases adolescents’ risk for having multiple sexual partners, (sexually transmitted disease) ST...

    Authors: Bayisa Biratu, Sileshi Garoma, Motuma Getachew and Markos Desalegn
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:4
  33. This paper looks at how contraceptive prescribing by General Practices in England was affected by the COVID-19pandemic and lockdown. It compares English prescribing data in April – June 2019, the year before C...

    Authors: Susan H. Walker
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:3
  34. Unmet need for family planning is the main obstacle to achieve healthy timing and desired number of children. Decreasing the unmet need for FP respects and protects human right and help to decrease the influen...

    Authors: Melsew Setegn Alie, Gossa Fetene Abebe and Yilkal Negesse
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:2
  35. Emergency contraception (EC) is a method used to avoid pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. Emergency contraceptives can reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy by up to over 95% when taken within 7...

    Authors: Kelvin Amaniampong Kwame, Luchuo Engelbert Bain, Emmanuel Manu and Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2022 7:1
  36. Literature is satiated with studies focusing on knowledge, attitude, and practices of family planning (FP) among the female population, conversely, the gaps in sex-disaggregated data on FP continue to exist. T...

    Authors: Afra Nuwasiima, Agnes Watsemba, Allan Eyapu, Peter Kaddu and Justin Loiseau
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:23
  37. In sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of women of reproductive age who want to avoid pregnancy do not use any method of contraception. This study sought to determine the factors associated with  modern contracep...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Eugene Budu, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Collins Adu, Anita Gracious Archer, Yaa Boahemaa Gyasi Aderoju and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:22
  38. Malawi is one of the countries in SSA with the highest TFR. This study aimed to explore factors associated with modern contraceptive use and intention to use contraceptives among women of reproductive ages (15...

    Authors: James Forty, Serai Daniel Rakgoasi and Mpho Keetile
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:21
  39. Each year, the current level of modern contraceptive use averts 188 million unintended pregnancies, which in turn results in 112 million fewer abortions. Of the 867 million women in the developing world who ar...

    Authors: Gebremaryam Temesgen Birgoda, Haftom Gebrehiwot, Sultan Hussen Hebo, Birhane Hagos, Genet Assefa, Negussie Boti Sidamo and Mulugeta Shegaze Shembri
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:20
  40. Dual contraceptive is the use of a barrier like condom along with any modern contraceptive methods which has double significance for the prevention STI including HIV and unintended pregnancy. The prevalence an...

    Authors: Alemu Degu Ayele, Bekalu Getnet Kassa, Fentahun Yenealem Beyene, Dagne Addisu Sewyew and Gedefaye Nibret Mihretie
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:19
  41. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa, known for its high fertility and low contraceptive use. The magnitude of contraceptive use in the emerging regions of the country is below the national a...

    Authors: Delayehu Bekele, Feiruz Surur, Balkachew Nigatu, Alula Teklu, Tewodros Getinet, Munir Kassa, Merhawi Gebremedhin, Berhe Gebremichael and Yonas Abesha
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:18
  42. Syria has made progress in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity before the conflict in 2011. Despite the improvement in antenatal care (ANC) coverage and patterns of use, analyses of national surveys demo...

    Authors: Rima Mourtada, Hyam Bashour and Fiona Houben
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:17
  43. Men involvement is one of the important factors in family planning (FP) service utilization. Their limitation in the family planning program causes a decrease in service utilization as well as the discontinuat...

    Authors: Lemessa Assefa, Zemenu Shasho, Habtamu Kebebe Kasaye, Edao Tesa, Ebisa Turi and Ginenus Fekadu
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:16
  44. Postpartum contraceptive discontinuation refers to cessation of use following initiation after delivery within 1 year postpartum. Discontinuation of use has been associated with an increased unmet need for fam...

    Authors: Michael J. Mahande, Ryoko Sato, Caroline Amour, Rachel Manongi, Amina Farah, Sia E. Msuya, Bilikisu Elewonibi and Iqbal Shah
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:15
  45. People living with HIV (PLHIV) receive free antiretroviral treatment (ART) in public health facilities of India. With improved life expectancy, unmet sexual and reproductive health needs of PLHIV have to be ad...

    Authors: Beena Joshi, Bhushan Girase, Siddesh Shetty, Vinita Verma, Shrikala Acharya, Pramod Deoraj, Ragini Kulkarni and Shahina Begum
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:14
  46. Subdermal etonogestrel implants are highly effective contraceptive methods. Despite standardization of insertion technique by the manufacturer, some implants are inadvertently placed too deeply within or below...

    Authors: Justin E. Hellwinkel, Matthew W. Konigsberg, Johana Oviedo, Paula M. Castaño and R. Kumar Kadiyala
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:13
  47. Exposure of mothers to negative moods and stress before childbirth leads to negative consequences for the infants. Given the importance of psychological health, this study aimed to examine the effect of these ...

    Authors: Sara Dokuhaki, Fateme Dokuhaki and Marzieh Akbarzadeh
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2021 6:12