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  1. In sub-Saharan Africa, tubal factors are described as the main aetiological factors of infertility. Under these conditions, medically assisted procreation is particularly indicated. However, Assisted Reproduct...

    Authors: Jean-Didier Bosenge-Nguma, Antoine Modia O’yandjo, Juakali Sihalikyolo, Noël Labama Otuli, Kadima Ntokamunda, Batina Agasa and Katenga Bosunga
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:36
  2. The uptake of the modern contraceptive method provides chances for women and couples to reach optimal child spacing, achieve the desired family size and prevent unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. Despite th...

    Authors: Rehema Abdalla Abeid, Emmanuel Izack Sumari, Chunxiang Qin, Ally Abdul Lyimo and Godrian Aron Luttaay
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:35
  3. Adolescent girls, particularly in lower socioeconomic settings, lack adequate knowledge of menstrual hygiene management and have subpar hygiene habits. Likewise, the factors related to it have not been well ad...

    Authors: Wondimagegn Gebre, Endashaw Mandefro Kidane, Yohannes Mekuria Negussie, Mihiret Shawel Getahun, Nardos Tilahun Bekele and Abenet Menene Gurara
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:34
  4. Improving the quality of care has been a necessary goal for family planning programs worldwide. Even though extensive work has been done, the contraceptive prevalence rate is still low (41% in Ethiopia, 30.5% ...

    Authors: Legesse Abera, Ezira Ejigu, Mickiale Hailu, Daniel Tadesse and Abdu Omer
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:33
  5. It is crucial to ensure the quality of family planning (FP) services through women's informed choice during the provision of long-acting reversible contraceptives. In Ethiopia, previous studies have focused on...

    Authors: Beniyam Samuel, Berhan Tsegaye, Dubale Dulla, Amdehiwot Aynalem, Eskinder Israel and Meless Gebrie
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:32
  6. The disproportionate share of contraceptive use by women makes family planning services women-centric in India. The meagre and declining share of male-based contraceptive use, along with the overwhelming preva...

    Authors: Pradeep S. Salve and Chander Shekhar
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:31
  7. Identifying the determinants of long-acting contraceptive utilization and managing the sexual and reproductive health of HIV-infected women is critical to reducing HIV transmission and maternal mortality. Howe...

    Authors: Bilisumamulifna Tefera Kefeni, Sitota Tesfaye, Kenbon Bayisa, Ebissa Negara and Feyiso Bati
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:30
  8. Infertility remains a major clinical and social problem, affecting approximately one in every 10 couples. It is a reproductive health condition that is silently experienced with deep repercussions in the essen...

    Authors: Anthony Kolsabilik Kuug, Sindiwe James and Jardien-Baboo Sihaam
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:28
  9. High levels of unmet need for contraception and unwanted pregnancies are high in developing countries despite efforts to reduce them. Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods are more than 99% effec...

    Authors: Agery Bameka, Othman Kakaire, Dan Kabonge Kaye and Fatuma Namusoke
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:27

    The Correction to this article has been published in Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:51

  10. There is tremendous regional inequalities and low uptake of modern contraceptives particularly among young women (15–24 years), characterized by high fertility but high unmet need for contraceptives in Ethiopi...

    Authors: Mehari Woldemariam Merid, Anteneh Ayelign Kibret, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Melaku Hunie Asratie, Fantu Mamo Aragaw, Dagmawi Chilot and Daniel Gashaneh Belay
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:26
  11. Postpartum intrauterine contraceptives device (PPIUCD) offers an effective means of providing contraceptive services to women in countries with high rates of unmet needs for family planning services. However, ...

    Authors: Sneha Gupta, Romi Bansal, Harbhajan Kaur Shergill, Pradeep Sharma and Priyanka Garg
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:25
  12. Understanding decision-making for contraception initiation timing postpartum may help guide patients in selecting a contraceptive method most aligned with their reproductive goals. The objective of this study ...

    Authors: Abigail Davenport, Laura Morello and Kavita Shah Arora
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:24
  13. The under-five child mortality rate is a widely accepted indicator of the development of a country as well as reflects the country’s health care system and quality of life. Although the child mortality rate is...

    Authors: Golam Rabbi Khan, Abdul Baten and Md. Abul Kalam Azad
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:22
  14. Exposure of the female reproductive tract to either seminal plasma or fluid component of the ejaculate is beneficial to achieving successful embryo implantation and normal embryo development. But whether the “...

    Authors: Jin-Wei Hou, Li-Hua Yuan, Xian-Ling Cao, Jing-Yan Song and Zhen-Gao Sun
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:19
  15. Sexual and reproductive health is a major concern among adolescents and youth in Sri Lanka. The study was carried out to assess the knowledge, and practices of the youth trainees attached to youth training ins...

    Authors: D. Mataraarachchi, P. V. S. C. Vithana, A. Lokubalasooriya, C. J. Jayasundara, A. S. Suranutha, T. E. A. Pathirana and C. De Silva
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:18
  16. Existing studies established that safer sex negotiation influences contraceptive use, and women who are able to negotiate safer sex were expected to be contraceptive users. However, it is not certain that all ...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Joseph Ayodeji Kupoluyi, Abayomi Folorunso Awoleye, Olusola Esther Adewole and Oyeyemi Bukola Babalola
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:17
  17. Uganda has a high population growth rate of 3%, partly due to limited access to and low usage of contraception. This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of the family planning benefits cards (FPBC) program c...

    Authors: Elly Nuwamanya, Joseph B. Babigumira and Mikael Svensson
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:21
  18. The unmet need for family planning remains a major public health concern in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Similarly, in Ethiopia, the unmet need for family planning is considerably hi...

    Authors: Abiyu Ayalew Assefa, Samson G. Selassie, Abebayehu Mesele, Henok Bekele Kebede, Anteneh Fikrie and Geleta Abera
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:14
  19. Sustained motivation is essential for effective use of contraceptive methods by women in low- and middle-income countries as many women are likely to abandon contraceptives, especially when they continually ex...

    Authors: Ruth Ketty Kisuza, Saviour Kicaber, Derrick Bary Abila, Felix Bongomin and Christopher Orach Garimoi
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:12
  20. Unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) inclusive, have remained to be a significant public health challenges among young people, especially across m...

    Authors: Getrude W. Shitindi, Walter C. Millanzi and Patricia Z. Herman
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:16
  21. Contraceptives afford individuals the opportunity to meet their reproductive needs and reduce maternal mortality. We aimed at assessing the trend and inequalities of contraceptive use in Ghana based on the 199...

    Authors: Felix Mensah, Joshua Okyere, Simon Agongo Azure, Eugene Budu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:20
  22. Unmet need for family planning among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) is a common cause of the low contraceptive utilization in developing countries, including Ethiopia. To address problems associated w...

    Authors: Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw and Wubshet Debebe Negash
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:13
  23. Even if long term contraceptives are more effective, efficient and tolerable choices, method shifting from long to short term contraceptives continued as a global challenge including Ethiopia. There is limited...

    Authors: Niguse Desalegn, Melaku Kindie Yenit and Yohannes Ayanaw Habitu
    Citation: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:11
  24. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in Contraception and Reproductive Medicine 2023 8:23

  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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