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Total titles in this series: 36.

Addressing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in a Complex World: Outlook 30th Anniversary Issue

Adolescents and their sexual and reproductive health needs are in the global health spotlight. This issue of Outlook provides an overview of the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents, gives examples of different approaches to addressing those needs, and highlights some of the most intractable challenges.

Author: Wells E

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

mHealth, eHealth, Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 29, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook 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). The issue examines new approaches and looks to the future for current needs and potential solutions.

Author: Wittet S

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Microfinance and Women's Health: What Do We Know? (Outlook, vol. 28, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook reviews the evidence base for microfinance approaches to improve and address women’s health. It begins with background on the microfinance sector and links between microfinance and health. Interventions and approaches focused on family planning, women’s health services utilization and access (including health financing mechanisms), and HIV prevention are discussed. The issue concludes with suggested operational considerations for integration and priorities for future research. Some positive experiences with microfinance and women’s health signify that this area merits increased attention, yet more evidence of impact is needed.

Author: Drake JK

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Progress in Preventing Cervical Cancer: Updated Evidence on Vaccination and Screening (Outlook, vol. 27, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook provides 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.

Author: Murray M

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Family Planning and the Environment: Connected Through Human and Community Well-Being (Outlook, vol. 27, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook 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.

Author: Gaffikin L

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

The Growing Chronic Disease Burden: Implications for Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 26, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook discusses the emerging chronic disease burden in developing countries with a focus on cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and the risk factor of obesity. The newsletter 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.

Author: Drake JK

Publication date: July 2009

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning: Evidence-Based Strategies and Approaches (Outlook, vol. 25, no. 1)

The 25th anniversary issue of Outlook, made possible by support from UNFPA, presents innovative, evidence-based strategies and approaches for addressing unmet need for family planning in developing countries. The issue also reviews the link between family planning and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including improving maternal and child health, promoting gender equality, and combating HIV/AIDS. Addressing unmet need can help tackle some of the most intractable health and development challenges facing the world today.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: December 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Preventing Cervical Cancer: Unprecedented Opportunities for Improving Women's Health (Outlook, vol. 23, no. 1)

For the latest Outlook issue on cervical cancer prevention, please see Progress in Preventing Cervical Cancer: Updated Evidence on Vaccination and Screening (Outlook, vol. 27, no. 2).

Author: Castilaw D, Wittet S

Publication date: July 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Encouraging Healthy Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors (Outlook, vol. 22, no. 3)

This issue of Outlook focuses on using behavior change communication (BCC) to encourage healthy individual and societal behaviors related to sexual and reproductive health. It also addresses the challenges and importance of monitoring and evaluating BCC programs.

Author: Shane B

Publication date: August 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

The Female Condom: Significant Potential for STI and Pregnancy Prevention (Outlook, vol. 22, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook provides new information about the female condom as presented at the September 2005 Global Consultation on the Female Condom. Topics include evidence of the female condom's effectiveness for prevention of STIs and pregnancy, issues related to expanding access and use, and gaps in the knowledge base. Successful program examples and a detailed table of female condoms currently available or under development are also presented.

Author: Shane B

Publication date: May 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Hormonal Contraception and HIV: New Findings, but Policies Remain Unchanged (Outlook, vol. 22, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook describes the latest research findings regarding whether there is a relationship between hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, transmission, or progression. It also explores the effects of hormonal contraception on women living with HIV/AIDS and discusses how reproductive health programs can respond to emerging information.

Author: Weil B

Publication date: March 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Misoprostol Use in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 4)

This issue of Outlook provides evidence-based information on the emerging use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynecology. It describes current research, regulatory issues, availability, and administration, as well as misoprostol's use during labor and delivery for labor induction and for prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. It also describes its use in inducing or managing abortion, including for treatment of incomplete abortion, preabortion cervical ripening, and pregnancy termination. Finally, it outlines safety issues and implications for research and practice.

Author: Burns M

Publication date: May 2005

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Choosing Male Sterilization (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 3)

This issue of Outlook looks primarily at vasectomy as a contraceptive option for men. A number of important topics related to this theme are addressed, including no-scalpel vasectomy, no-scalpel vs. conventional vasectomy, choosing vasectomy, cost, vasectomy in developing countries, possible side effects and complications, regret, reversibility, and other strategies for male contraception.

Author: Weil B

Publication date: December 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Increasing Access to Reproductive Health Services Through Pharmacists (Outlook, vol 21, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook looks at the role pharmacists and pharmacy staff play in providing health care services, particularly those related to reproductive health. The issue addresses a number of important topics related to this theme, including accessibility, pharmacists as primary health care providers, reproductive health needs, health care referrals, social marketing, training, building pharmacist capacity through innovative programs, pharmacists and youth, pharmacists and EC, and critical considerations.

Author: Beitz J

Publication date: October 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Contraceptive Methods in Focus: IUDs, Implants, and Oral Contraceptives (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 1)

Despite an increase in demand and availability, access to contraceptive use remains a challenge to many due to a variety of barriers. For health care providers and counselors, providing the most up-to-date information concerning contraceptive choices is critical for ensuring clients are able to make the best decisions about their reproductive needs. This issue of Outlook addresses several topics related to contraceptive methods, including trends in contraceptive use, the underutilization of IUDs, the increase in options for contraceptive implants, combined oral contraceptives, and new options in hormonal contraception.

Author: Castro W

Publication date: May 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

A Rights-Based Approach to Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 20, no. 4)

Human rights and reproductive health advocates increasingly are working together to advance women's and men's well-being. This issue of Outlook discusses fundamental human rights principles and major developments; benefits of a rights-based approach to reproductive health; obligations and responsibilities at the international, national, health care system, and community levels; and how programs can implement a rights-based approach to reproductive health care.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: December 2003

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Ensuring Contraceptive Supply Security (Outlook, vol. 20, no. 3)

International assistance for family planning has been shrinking at a time when many family planning programs in developing countries are experiencing shortages of supplies. This issue of Outlook discusses contraceptive supply security, including its critical components, the current status of funding, causes of contraceptive shortages, and challenges and promising approaches to achieving supply security.

Author: Finkle C

Publication date: July 2003

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Re-examining the Role of Cervical Barrier Devices (Outlook, vol. 20, no. 2)

Author: Ellertson C; Burns M

Publication date: March 2003

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Violence Against Women: Effects on Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 20, no. 1)

Author: Shane B; Ellsberg M

Publication date: October 2002

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Breast Cancer: Increasing Incidence, Limited Options (Outlook, vol. 19, no 4 revised)

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2002

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor (Outlook, vol. 19, no. 3)

Author: Shane B

Publication date: October 2001

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Caring for People Living with HIV/AIDS (Outlook, vol. 19, no. 2)

Author: Kols A

Publication date: August 2001

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Low-Resource Settings (Outlook, vol. 19, no. 1)

Author: Castro W; Lande R; Burns M

Publication date: May 2001

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Preventing Cervical Cancer in Low-Resource Settings (Outlook, vol. 18, no. 1)

For the latest Outlook issue on cervical cancer prevention, please see Progress in Preventing Cervical Cancer: Updated Evidence on Vaccination and Screening (Outlook, vol. 27, no. 2).

Author: Sherris JD, Herdman C

Publication date: October 2000

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Refugees (Outlook, vol. 17, no. 4)

Author: Kols A; Kilbourne-Brook M

Publication date: December 1999

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Tuberculosis: A Global Health Emergency (Outlook, vol. 17, no. 3)

Author: Nguyen T

Publication date: December 1999

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Improving Interactions with Clients: A Key to High-Quality Services (Outlook, vol. 17, no. 2)

Author: Murphy E; Rudy S; Steele C; Kilbourne-Brook M

Publication date: July 1999

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Hormonal Contraception, IUDS, and HIV Risk (Outlook, vol. 17, no. 1)

Author: Bishop A; Kilbourne-Brook M; Wells E

Publication date: May 1999

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Gender Inequities and Women's Health (Outlook, vol. 16, no. 4)

Author: Kols A

Publication date: March 1999

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Adolescent Reproductive Health: Making a Difference (Outlook, vol. 16, no. 3)

Author: Kilbourne-Brook M

Publication date: December 1998

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

New Approaches to Early Abortion (Outlook, vol. 16, no. 2)

Author: Nguyen T; Wells E

Publication date: October 1998

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Safe Motherhood: Successes and Challenges (Outlook, vol. 16, special issue)

Publication date: July 1998

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Infertility in Developing Countries (Outlook, vol. 15, no. 3)

Author: Kols A; Nguyen T

Publication date: December 1997

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Hormonal Contraception and Breast Cancer: Convincing New Conclusions (Outlook, vol. 15, no. 1)

Author: Kilbourne-Brook M; Wells S

Publication date: July 1997

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Reproductive Health: Women in Their Middle Years and Beyond (Outlook, vol. 14, no. 4)

Author: Kilbourne-Brook M

Publication date: March 1997

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Involving Men in Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 14, no. 3)

Author: Wells E

Publication date: January 1997

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook