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. 42, No. 3, September

Changes in Morbidity and Abortion Care in Ethiopia after Legal Reform: National Results from 2008 and 2014
CONTEXT: In Ethiopia, liberalization of the abortion law in 2005 led to changes in abortion services. It is important to examine how levels and types of abortion care--i.e., legal abortion and treatment of abortion complications--changed over time....
Establishing a Referral System for Safe and Legal Abortion Care: A Pilot Project on the Thailand-Burma Border
The decades-long conflict in Eastern Burma,* and the continued human rights violations and lack of development and economic opportunities there, have led to the displacement of millions of people in the region. Some have been internally displaced,...
Examining Progress and Equity in Information Received by Women Using a Modern Method in 25 Developing Countries
CONTEXT: The information exchanged during a contraceptive visit is important because providers need to understand clients' reproductive intentions and clients need to receive adequate information about methods and possible method-related side effects...
In Burkina Faso, a Sharp Decline in HIV Prevalence Coincides with a Shift toward Safer Sexual Behaviors
HIV prevalence in Burkina Faso has declined sharply in recent decades in tandem with a shift toward safer sexual practices, finds an analysis of data from antenatal care surveillance and population-based surveys. (1) The proportion of pregnant women...
Intervention Improved Health Workers' Neonatal Resuscitation Skills and Knowledge, but Not Neonatal Mortality
Health care workers who participated in a mobile phone-based safe delivery intervention had greater skills and knowledge regarding neonatal resuscitation than control workers, according to a cluster-randomized clinical trial conducted at 70 health...
In This Issue
In 2005, Ethiopia's parliament liberalized the country's penal code, which had allowed women to obtain an abortion only if the pregnancy placed her in "grave or imminent danger." The amended law permits legal pregnancy termination if the woman became...
No Clear Relationship Found between Circumcision and Age at Sexual Debut among Men in Sub-Saharan Africa
Young men's circumcision status does not have a consistent relationship with their age at sexual debut, according to an analysis of data from six Sub-Saharan African countries. (1) The study found that the procedure was associated with a 3-4% decrease...
Primary Health Care Facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa Found to Provide Poor Basic Maternal Care
The quality of basic maternity care in primary care facilities--where a substantial proportion of deliveries in many low-income countries take place--is much lower than that in secondary care facilities, according to an analysis of data from five Sub-Saharan...
The Costs of Postabortion Care in Developing Countries Are Substantial and Vary across Settings
In developing nations, the financial burden of postabortion care on national health systems is substantial, and the costs of the components of this care can vary considerably across countries. According to a comparative analysis of data from costing...
The Estimated Incidence of Induced Abortion in Ethiopia, 2014: Changes in the Provision of Services since 2008
CONTEXT: In 2005, Ethiopia's parliament amended the penal code to expand the circumstances in which abortion is legal. Although the country has expanded access to abortion and postabortion care, the last estimates of abortion incidence date from 2008....
The Experience and Impact of Contraceptive Stockouts among Women, Providers and Policymakers in Two Districts of Uganda
CONTEXT: Little is known about the impact of contraceptive stockouts on women and health care providers, or how policymakers perceive and handle such stockouts. METHODS: In May-July 2015, a qualitative study on experiences of contraceptive stockouts...
Umbilical Cord Cleansing May Not Be Effective in Reducing Neonatal Mortality in African Settings
Interventions that aim to reduce neonatal mortality through umbilical cord cleansing with antiseptic chlorhexidine solution may not be effective in African settings. In a controlled trial conducted in Zambia between 2011 and 2013, (1) the mortality...
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