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Factors impacting knowledge and use of long acting and permanent contraceptive methods by postpartum HIV positive and negative women in Cape Town, South Africa: a cross-sectional study
BackgroundThe prevention of unintended pregnancies among HIV positive women is a neglected strategy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Women who want to avoid unintended pregnancies can do this by usingExpand
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Pregnancy among sex workers participating in a condom intervention trial highlights the need for dual protection.
BACKGROUND Little is known about pregnancy rates among sex workers (SWs) or the factors that predispose SWs to this risk. We aimed to estimate the pregnancy incidence rate among Madagascar SWsExpand
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Temporal trends in sexually transmitted infection prevalence and condom use following introduction of the female condom to Madagascar sex workers
We followed 1000 sex workers in Madagascar for 18 months to assess whether adding female condoms to male condom distribution led to increased protection levels and decreased sexually transmittedExpand
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Randomised controlled trial of alternative male and female condom promotion strategies targeting sex workers in Madagascar
Objectives: To assess whether individual clinic-based counselling as a supplement to peer education for male and female condom promotion leads to greater use of protection and lower STI prevalenceExpand
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Prostate-Specific Antigen to Ascertain Reliability of Self-Reported Coital Exposure to Semen
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the validity of women’s reports of recent unprotected sex by testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in vaginal samples. Study Design: TheExpand
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Community-based provision of injectable contraceptives in Madagascar: 'task shifting' to expand access to injectable contraceptives.
INTRODUCTION Injectable contraceptives are now the most popular contraceptive methods in sub-Saharan Africa. Injectables have not been an option for African women lacking convenient access to healthExpand
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Integration of family planning into HIV services: a synthesis of recent evidence
Introduction:Increasing access to contraception among women who enter the health system for HIV care is crucial to help them achieve their fertility intentions and reduce vertical transmission ofExpand
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Evaluation of a male engagement intervention to transform gender norms and improve family planning and HIV service uptake in Kabale, Uganda
ABSTRACT Men’s limited understanding of family planning (FP) and harmful cultural gender norms pose obstacles to women’s FP use. Thirty-two model men called ‘Emanzis’ were recruited from theExpand
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Integrating family planning promotion into the work of environmental volunteers: a population, health and environment initiative in Kenya.
Voluntary use of family planning is instrumental to the health and social well-being of women, families and communities.Although contraceptive use in Sub-Saharan Africa is increasing, unmet need forExpand
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Predictors of Unprotected Sex Among Female Sex Workers in Madagascar: Comparing Semen Biomarkers and Self-Reported Data
Research on the determinants of condom use and condom non-use generally has relied on self-reported data with questionable validity. We identified predictors of recent, unprotected sex among 331Expand
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