Modern Contraceptive Use Following an Unplanned Birth in Bangladesh: An Analysis of National Survey Data

Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan,University of Newcastle Melissa Harris,University of Newcastle Deborah Loxton,University of Newcastle CONTEXT Ineffective use or nonuse of contraceptives following an unplanned birth can contribute to the risk of … Read More »

Rights in Transition: Making Legal Recognition for Transgender People a Global Priority

Chapter Author(s): Neela Ghoshal and Kyle Knight The process is as universal as it gets: when a baby is born, a doctor, parent, or birth attendant announces the arrival of a … Read More »

Knowledge on AIDS among Female Adolescents in Bangladesh: Evidence from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey

Author: M. Asaduzzaman Khan To assess the knowledge on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among female adolescents in Bangladesh, this study used data extracted from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health (BDHS) 1996-1997. … Read More »

Contraceptive Method Attributes and Married Women’s Intention to Use the Pill or the Injectable in Rural Bangladesh

Author(s): Fauzia Akhter Huda, John B. Casterline, Faisal Ahmmed, Kazuyo Machiyama, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, Anisuddin Ahmed and John Cleland CONTEXT: The factors underlying contraceptive method choice are poorly understood in many … Read More »

Getting to Equal: Men, Gender Equality and SRHR

Men’s limited participation in sexual and reproductive health and rights doesn’t fall out of the sky. It is the result of gender inequalities, of historical divisions related to who does what … Read More »

Factors Associated with Maternal Deaths in a Hard-To-Reach Marginalized Rural Community of Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors: Animesh Biswas, Abdul Halim, Abu Sayeed Md. Abdullah, Fazlur Rahman and Sathyanaraynan Doraiswamy Abstract Every year in Bangladesh, approximately 5200 mothers die (172 maternal deaths/100,000 live births) due to maternal … Read More »

Enhancing the Knowledge and Behaviors of Fieldworkers to Promote Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Bangladesh Through a Digital Health Training Package: Results From a Pilot Study

Authors: Rupali J. Limaye, Anne Ballard Sara, Naheed Ahmed, Saori Ohkbuo, Sidhartha Deka, Cassandra Mickish Gross, Rebecca Arnold Abstract Community health workers, also known as fieldworkers (FWs), are frontline health-care providers in Bangladesh, where unmet need … Read More »

Drug Seller Provision Practices and Knowledge of Misoprostol in Bangladesh

CONTEXT: In Bangladesh, prior to the availability of the approved combination regimen of mifepristone and misoprostol for menstrual regulation (MR), drug seller provision of misoprostol-only regimens for MR without a prescription … Read More »

The Effect of a Club in Making Differences in Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Family Planning Among Married Adolescent Girls in Urban Slums in Bangladesh

Early marriage and childbearing have led to Bangladesh having the highest adolescent fertility rate in the Asia Pacific region. Adolescent pregnancy is correlated with pregnancy-related complications, preterm delivery, delivery of low-birth … Read More »

Revisiting the causes of fertility decline in Bangladesh: Family planning program or female education?

Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, has experienced a dramatic fertility decline since 1985 with the TFR declining from 5.5 to 2.1. The reasons for this rapid decline have been … Read More »