Publications

Background:
Intimate partner violence (IPV) among adolescents is common worldwide, but our understanding of perpetration, gender differences and the role of social-ecological factors remains limited.

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Family planning (FP) interventions aimed at reducing population growth have negligible during the last two decades in Pakistan. Innovative FP interventions that help reduce the growing population burden are the need of the hour. Marie Stopes Society - Pakistan implemented an operational research project - ‘Evidence for Innovating to Save Lives’, to explore effective and viable intervention models that can promote healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy in rural and under-served communities of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan.

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Background: Family planning (FP) interventions aimed at reducing population growth have negligible during the last two decades in Pakistan. Innovative FP interventions that help reduce the growing population burden are the need of the hour. Marie Stopes Society - Pakistan implemented an operational research project - ‘Evidence for Innovating to Save Lives’, to explore effective and viable intervention models that can promote healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy in rural and under-served communities of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan.

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Maternal and infant mortality remain unacceptably high in sub-Saharan Africa, despite the fact that evidence-based interventions and strategies have been devised and are being implemented.
Implementation of and access to these evidence-based interventions alone does not guarantee improved health outcomes. This will only be possible if the quality of the existing antenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care is sufficiently high to provide adequate management and treatment and to encourage utilisation of the provided care.

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Sexual and gender minorities (SGM) include individuals with a wide range of sexual orientations, physical characteristics, and gender identities and expressions. Data suggest that people in this group face a significant and poorly understood set of additional health risks and bear a higher burden of some diseases compared to the general population.

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Rationale, aims and objectives:
Smoking during pregnancy can cause several maternal and neonatal health risks, yet a considerable number of pregnant women continue to smoke. The objectives of this study were to test the factorial structure, validity and reliability of the Dutch version of the Modified Reasons for Smoking Scale (MRSS) in a sample of smoking pregnant women and to understand reasons for continued smoking during pregnancy.

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In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), male partners are rarely present during prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. This systematic review aims to synthesize, from a male perspective, male partners' perceived roles, barriers and enablers of their involvement in PMTCT, and highlights persisting gaps

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On December 7th, Howard Sobel (WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific | Manila, Philippines, Regional coordinator: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health) successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled: "Determinants of infant feeding practices and immunization status: a case study of the Philippines" at Ghent university.
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Marleen Temmerman

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In Europe, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are more vulnerable to sexual victimisation than European citizens. They face more challenges when seeking care. This literature review examines how legal and policy frameworks at national, European and international levels condition the prevention of and response to sexual violence affecting these vulnerable migrant communities living in the European Union (EU).

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This paper studies determinants of participation in a peer-led school-based HIV prevention intervention in Rwanda.

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