Women’s microfinance participation and HIV literacy in Bangladesh: results from a nationally representative study

This study evaluated the association between microfinance participation and HIV literacy within a nationally representative sample of 3,614 married women aged 15–49 years from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2011. Using … Read More »

Knowledge of Menstruation and the Practice of Hygiene among Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh

Background: Menstruation is a normal physiological phenomenon which is unique to female and a healthy normal, mature process for adolescent girls. Menstrual hygiene is therefore an essential part of basic hygienic … Read More »

Reproductive health and desire for children among young female sex workers in Bangladesh brothels

Globally, reproductive health research among female sex workers (FSWs) often focuses on pregnancy prevention, but many women who sell sex aspire to have children in the future. In Bangladesh, where early … Read More »

My Choice: Women’s Contraceptive-Use Autonomy in Bangladesh

Using a nationally representative household survey for two cohorts of married women, this study examines women’s contraceptive-use autonomy (CUA) incidence and correlates in Bangladesh, focusing on the role of education. Previous … Read More »

The unforeseen psychological, behavioral and physiological complications associated with intra uterine device use contraceptions

An earlier retrospective cohort study from Bangladesh (n = 330) reports 47.3% of women discontinued the IUD by 1 year after insertion; discontinuation was associated with menstrual bleeding, doubling of menstrual days, blood … Read More »


Adolescence is one of the most crucial periods in the life of an individual (especiallygirls) with changes occurring in their physical, biological and emotional aspects. Unlikeolder adults and boys, the adolescent … Read More »

Maternal Mortality: Levels and Trends

In anticipation of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners released a consensus statement and full strategy paper on ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM). … Read More »

The complex relationship between contraception and abortion

The incidence of abortion is determined by the incidence of unwelcome, or unintended, pregnancies and the propensity to terminate rather than take them to term. Exposure to the risk of unintended … Read More »

Implementing HIV/AIDS Education: Impact of Teacher’s Training on HIV/AIDS Education in Bangladesh

School-based HIV/AIDS education is a common and well-proven intervention strategy for providing information on HIV/AIDS to young people. However, lack of skills among teachers for imparting sensitive information to students can … Read More »

Sexual Practices and Sexual Health Among Three Generations of Men in Bangladesh

Men’s self-understandings, identities and sexual practices vary widely, being influenced by age, social generation and historical and cultural factors. Despite this, only a few studies have explored the implications of men’s … Read More »