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|mHealth, eHealth, Reproductive Health
Author: Wittet S
Published: 2012, Issue 29(1)
Explores the promise and current realities of new information technologies in service to reproductive health programming in low-resource settings (including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and maternal and child health interventions). Examines new approaches and looks to the future for current needs and potential solutions.
|Microfinance and Women's Health: What Do We Know?
Author: Drake JK
Published: 2011, Issue 28(1)
Reviews the evidence base for microfinance approaches to improve women’s health. The issue covers background on the microfinance sector and links between microfinance and health, and discusses interventions and approaches focused on family planning, women’s health services utilization and access, and HIV prevention. Operational considerations for integration and priorities for future research are suggested.
|Progress in Preventing Cervical Cancer: Updated Evidence on Vaccination and Screening
Author: Murray M
Published: 2010, Issue 27(2)
Offers an update on opportunities for preventing cervical cancer through vaccination and screening. It summarizes recent evidence on the safety and efficacy of human papillomavirus vaccines as well as successful approaches for screening and treatment in low-resource areas. Other topics include cost-effectiveness, communication and training, and implications for policy and programs.
|Family Planning and the Environment: Connected Through Human and Community Well-Being
Author: Gaffikin L
Published: 2010, Issue 27(1)
Provides an overview of the family planning/environment relationship, including lessons learned for integrated programs and case studies of tested approaches for extending family planning into remote rural areas. These communities suffer disproportionately from environmental degradation and associated poor health consequences.
|The Growing Chronic Disease Burden: Implications for Reproductive Health
Author: Drake JK
Published: 2009, Issue 26(1)
Discusses the emerging chronic disease burden in developing countries with a focus on cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and the risk factor of obesity. This issue addresses relationships between chronic diseases and reproductive health, such as hypertension and diabetes in pregnancy, and contraceptive choice for women with cardiovascular conditions and risk factors.
|Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning: Evidence-Based Strategies and Approaches
Author: Kols A
Published: 2008, Issue 25(1)
This 25th anniversary issue of Outlook presents innovative, evidence-based strategies and approaches for addressing unmet need for family planning in developing countries—and reviews the link between family planning and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
|Preventing Cervical Cancer: Unprecedented Opportunities for Improving Women's Health
Author: Castilaw D; Wittet S
Published: 2007, Issue 23(1)
Provides the latest evidence-based information about cervical cancer prevention, including information on transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccines, as well as new methods for early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.
|Encouraging Healthy Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors
Author: Shane B
Published: 2006, Issue 22(3)
Explores innovative methods for behavior change communication to encourage healthy individual and societal behaviors related to sexual and reproductive health.
|The Female Condom: Significant Potential for STI and Pregnancy Prevention
Author: Shane B
Published: 2006, Issue 22(2)
Offers evidence of the female condom's effectiveness for prevention of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, issues related to expanding access and use, gaps in the knowledge base, and successful program examples.
|Hormonal Contraception and HIV: New Findings, but Policies Remain Unchanged
Author: Weil B
Published: 2006, Issue 22(1)
Outlines research findings regarding whether there is a relationship between hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, transmission, or progression. Also explored are the effects of hormonal contraception on women living with HIV/AIDS and how programs can respond to emerging information.
|Misoprostol Use in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Author: Burns M
Provides evidence-based information on the emerging use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynecology. Also described are current research and regulatory issues, availability, administration, and safety implications.
|Choosing Male Sterilization
Author: Weil B
Published: 2004, Issue 21(3)
Explores vasectomy as a male contraceptive option. Topics addressed include vasectomy options, cost, vasectomy in developing countries, possible side effects and complications, regret, reversibility, and other strategies for male contraception.
|Increasing Access to Reproductive Health Services Through Pharmacists
Author: Beitz J
Published: 2004, Issue 21(2)
Explores the role pharmacists and pharmacy staff play in providing health care services, particularly those related to reproductive health.
|Contraceptive Methods in Focus: IUDs, Implants, and Oral Contraceptives
Author: Castro W
Published: 2004, Issue 21(1)
Addresses trends in contraceptive use, the underutilization of intrauterine devices, the increase in options for contraceptive implants, combined oral contraceptives, and new options in hormonal contraception.