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BACKGROUND Pregnancy-related (PR) deaths are often a result of direct obstetric complications occurring at childbirth. METHODS AND FINDINGS To estimate the burden of and characterize risk factors for PR mortality, we evaluated deaths that occurred between 2003 and 2008 among women of childbearing age (15 to 49 years) using Health and Demographic(More)
OBJECTIVES Conduct a feasibility study on the effect of menstrual hygiene on schoolgirls' school and health (reproductive/sexual) outcomes. DESIGN 3-arm single-site open cluster randomised controlled pilot study. SETTING 30 primary schools in rural western Kenya, within a Health and Demographic Surveillance System. PARTICIPANTS Primary schoolgirls(More)
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