International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Founded in 1975, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, formerly International Family Planning Perspectives, is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Guttmacher Institute. Articles include information about sexual and reproductive health in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 4, December

A Study of Refugee Maternal Mortality in 10 Countries, 2008-2010
CONTEXT: Little is known about the prevalence of maternal mortality in refugee camps for populations displaced by conflict, or about the factors contributing to such deaths. METHODS: Maternal Death Review Reports were used to analyze maternal deaths...
Cohort of Circumcised Men Shows No Evidence of 'Risk Compensation'
During three years of follow-up, a cohort of HIV-negative Ugandan men who underwent circumcision did not appear to compensate for taking this preventive measure by adopting riskier sexual behaviors to a greater degree than uncircumcised men.' For example,...
Community-Based Distribution of Injectable Contraceptives: Introduction Strategies in Four Sub-Saharan African Countries
Improving access to family planning services and expanding method choice are two fundamental, proven strategies for increasing contraceptive prevalence in resource-poor settings. (1-4) Community-based family planning programs are designed to improve...
Donor Aid for Child and Maternal Health Programs Fell in 2010
Donor aid from governments and global agencies to support maternal, newborn and child health increased substantially between 2003 and 2009, but, for the first time, dipped slightly in 2010, a recent analysis suggests. (1) Disbursements more than doubled,...
In This Issue
A preference for sons is deeply rooted in many cultures. The greater value placed on sons than on daughters not only results in inequitable treatment of male and female children, but also affects individual fertility behavior, population fertility...
Sterilization Regret among Married Women in India: Implications for the Indian National Family Planning Program
CONTEXT: In India, female sterilization accounts for 66% of contraceptive use, and age at sterilization is declining. It is likely that some women regret having been sterilized, but data on the prevalence of and the social and economic correlates of...
The Desire for Sons and Excess Fertility: A Household-Level Analysis of Parity Progression in India
CONTEXT: The desire for sons often influences fertility behavior in India. Women with a small number or low proportion of sons may be more likely than other women to continue childbearing. METHODS: Data from India's 2005-2006 National Family Health...
The Timing of Sexual Debut among Chinese Youth
CONTEXT: The age at sexual debut is declining in China, but little is known about the relationship between the social and demographic characteristics of Chinese youth and the timing of debut. METHODS: Data were drawn from the 2009 National Youth...
Traditional Birth Attendants Can Be Trained to Manage Hemorrhage
Training traditional birth attendants in the utilization of two "safe motherhood" tools-misoprostol and an absorbent delivery mat designed to measure postpartum blood loss-is feasible and may improve their ability to manage postpartum hemorrhage.'...
Unplanned Pregnancy Linked to Poor Child Health in India
Unintended pregnancies are associated with a variety of negative child and maternal outcomes, according to a large-scale analysis from India. (1) Although some of these associations were apparent in standard regression analyses, they were especially...
Women Who Suspect They Have HIV Want a Child Soon-Or Not at All
The childbearing preferences of women who think they may be infected with HIV tend to diverge into two very different paths, according to findings from Mozambique. (1) On the one hand, compared with women who think it is impossible that they have HIV,...
Young Kenyan Women Are Less Likely to Finish School If They Have Dated or Had Sex
Young women in urban Kenya who begin dating or having sex have a reduced likelihood of completing secondary school, but the same is not true for young men, according to a recent study.' Females 14 or older who have had at least two romantic or sexual...
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