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World Contraception Day 2023

New Content ItemWorld Contraception Day (WCD) takes place on September 26th every year. The day’s mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

We are taking the opportunity to support World Contraception Day 2023 by sharing a selection of articles, blogs, and other related contraception research.

Check out @Reprod_Health on September 26th as we highlight our top articles and collections.

Featured Journals

ContraceptivesContraception and Reproductive Medicine provides an international platform for promoting academic discussions on contraceptive effectiveness, side-effect profiles, acceptability, metabolic effects, and impact on short and long-term reproductive health. Our esteemed Editorial Board welcomes high quality submissions on all areas of female and male contraceptive technology, clinical and basic trials, reviews, meta-analyses, and commentaries from across the globe. 

Psychological side effects of hormonal contraception: a disconnect between patients and providers
Sarah Martell, Christina Marini, Cathy A. Kondas & Allison B. Deutch  
Research  |   Published: 17 January 2023

Perceived motivators, knowledge, attitude, self-reported and intentional practice of female condom use among female students in higher training institutions in Dodoma, Tanzania
Getrude W. Shitindi, Walter C. Millanzi & Patricia Z. Herman   
Research  |   Published: 08 February 2023

Disappearing male sterilization in India: do we care?
Pradeep S. Salve & Chander Shekhar 
Commentary |   Published: 04 May 2023

Menstrual cup and risk of IUD expulsion – a systematic review
Nicola Bowman & Annette Thwaites   
Review  |   Published: 21 January 2023

Decision-making regarding immediate vs. interval postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion timing
Abigail Davenport, Laura Morello & Kavita Shah Arora 
Research  |   Published: 20 March 2023

Contraceptive discontinuation among women of reproductive age in Papua New Guinea
Louis Kobina Dadzie, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Justice Kanor Tetteh, Tarif Salihu, Joshua Okyere & Sanni Yaya  
Research  |   Published: 02 June 2022

Developing an intrauterine device self-removal guide: a mixed methods qualitative and small pilot study
Francesca Collins, Kelly Gilmore, Kelsey A. Petrie & Lyndsey S. Benson   
Research  |   Published: 01 July 2022

Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on contraceptive prescribing in general practice: a retrospective analysis of English prescribing data between 2019 and 2020
Susan H. Walker   
Research  |   Published: 14 March 2022

Contraceptive PillsAware of the global challenges surrounding access to adequate reproductive healthcare, Reproductive Health is an internationally celebrated, open access journal dedicated to publishing the most contemporary research which enacts positive change in reproductive health globally, encouraging submissions from researchers based in low- and middle-income countries. Reproductive Health provides a highly-accessed platform for all research related to reproductive health, including social and gender issues, sexual health, country and population specific issues, assessment of service provision, education and training, and a broader range of gynecological and obstetrical topics related to reproductive health.

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Introducing the hormonal Intrauterine Device in Madagascar, Nigeria, and Zambia: results from a pilot study
Kendal Danna, Grace Jaworski, Bakoly Rahaivondrafahitra, Francia Rasoanirina, Anthony Nwala, Masauso Nqumayo, Gina Smith, Pierre Moon, Ashley Jackson, Sarah Thurston & Amanda Kalamar  
Research  |   Published: 06 January 2022

Coverage and determinants of modern contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa: further analysis of demographic and health surveys
Isaac Boadu  
Research  |   Published: 21 January 2022

“She is courageous because she does not care what people think about her…”: attitudes toward adolescent contraception use among Rwandan family planning providers and adult female modern contraceptive users
Hilary Schwandt, Angel Boulware, Julia Corey, Ana Herrera, Ethan Hudler, Claudette Imbabazi, Ilia King, Jessica Linus, Innocent Manzi, Madelyn Merritt, Lyn Mezier, Abigail Miller, Haley Morris, Dieudonne Musemakweli, Uwase Musekura, Divine Mutuyimana, Chimene Ntakarutimana, Nirali Patel, Adriana Scanteianu, Biganette-Evidente Shemeza, Gi’anna Sterling-Donaldson, Chantal Umutoni, Lyse Uwera, Madeleine Zeiler & Seth Feinberg  
Research  |   Published: 04 November 2022

“Men can take part”: examining men’s role in supporting self-injectable contraception in southern Malawi, a qualitative exploration
Lucy W. Ruderman, Catherine Packer, Akuzike Zingani, Philemon Moses & Holly M. Burke   
Research  |   Published: 09 August 2022

Exploring the effects of COVID-19 on family planning: results from a qualitative study in rural Uganda following COVID-19 lockdown
Katelyn M. Sileo, Christine Muhumuza, Teddy Helal, Allison Olfers, Haruna Lule, Samuel Sekamatte, Trace S. Kershaw, Rhoda K. Wanyenze & Susan M. Kiene   
Research  |   Published: 09 February 2023

Featured Articles

All BMC articles are published on the open access model. All articles are free to read, copy, distribute, and use (providing attribution is given).

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from BMC Women's Health

Determinants of contraceptive continuation among women in sub-Saharan Africa

Syrian refugee women’s access to family planning services and modern contraception during overlapping crises in Bekaa, Lebanon

Socioeconomic inequalities in modern contraceptive use among women in Benin: a decomposition analysis

from BMC Pregnancy and New Content ItemChildbirth

Conventional manual technique of post placental IUD insertion versus intra-cesarean post placental introducer withdrawal IUD insertion technique: a new standardized technique for IUD insertion during cesarean section: a randomized controlled trial

"I was just concerned about getting pregnant”: Attitudes toward pregnancy and contraceptive use among adolescent girls and young women in Thika, Kenya

New Content Itemfrom BMC Public Health

IMplementing best practice post-partum contraceptive services through a quality imPROVEment initiative for and with immigrant women in Sweden (IMPROVE it): a protocol for a cluster randomised control trial with a process evaluation

Intention to use contraceptives and its correlates among reproductive age women in selected high fertility sub-saharan Africa countries: a multilevel mixed effects analysis

from BMC Health Services ResearchNew Content Item

Acceptability of telemedicine for follow up after contraceptive implant initiation at an obstetrics and gynecologic training center

Oral contraceptive pills shortage in Lebanon amidst the economic collapse: a nationwide exploratory study

New Content Itemfrom Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Do oral combined contraceptive pills modify body image and sexual function?

A rodent model of human dose-equivalent progestin-only implantable contraception

New Content Itemfrom Health Research Policy and Systems

Raising the contraceptive prevalence rate to 50% by 2025 in Pakistan: an analysis of number of users and service delivery channels

New Content Itemfrom Israel Journal of Health Policy Research

Politics of reproduction: a view from Israel on the Dobbs decision

For a complete list of relevant BMC articles, please see here.

Birth control technologies: success, side effects, and treating side effects

New Content ItemContraception and Reproductive Medicine is calling for submissions to our collection on Birth control technologies: success, side effects, and treating side effects. Contraception has significantly advanced over the past years, decreasing maternal morbidity and reducing unwanted pregnancies. However, despite their success, the side effects of hormonal contraceptives including but not limiting to thrombotic risk and androgenic effects have raised concerns over time. This article collection will encourage manuscripts aimed at different birth control technologies, novel approaches, their side effects and the consecutive treatments.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3. 

This thematic series is ongoing and new manuscripts will be added upon acceptance. Learn more

Enhancing access to and uptake of contraception in low-and middle-income countries

New Content ItemContraception and Reproductive Medicine, Reproductive Health, Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, and International Journal for Equity in Health welcome papers focusing on contraception in low and middle-income countries. This cross-journal collection aims to curate multidisciplinary papers focusing on LMICs that explore and promote improving access to contraception, particularly amongst adolescents with a particular focus on health policy and systems that can promote contraception uptake.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3. 

This thematic series is ongoing and new manuscripts will be added upon acceptance. Learn more.

Featured Books

Discover our collection of Springer Books on Contraception. 

New Content ItemBook: Maternal Health and American Cultural Values

Chapter: Cultural Conflicts and Maternal Autonomy

This chapter explores how the historical and cultural value of individualism in the USA has contributed to both expansion and limitation of maternal autonomy that influences individual choice about pregnancy timing, continuation, and birth practices.

Book: Handbook of Social Inclusion New Content Item

Chapter: Participatory Action Research: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young Refugees and Migrants

This chapter discusses sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people of refugee/immigrant background, a population which are particularly at risk for neglect of recognition of sexual and reproductive rights, or their right to make informed decisions regarding sexuality.

New Content ItemBook: The Family Planning Association and Contraceptive Science and Technology in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Chapter: Instituting and Regulating the Contraceptive Clinic and its Services

This chapter discusses the origins of the North Kensigton Women’s Welfare Centre as a pioneering site of medical, scientific and technological research and development, which aimed to develop and export its medical and scientific contraceptive programs, and standards for clinic arrangement, function and prescription.

New Content ItemBook: Abortion and Contraception in Modern Greece, 1830-1967

Chapter: Contraception and Its Methods, II: Appliances and the Pill

This chapter discusses the appliance methods most widely employed in Greece, namely douche, the sponge and other plugs/pessaries and the condom, and how they were repurposed once the need for contraception arose.

New Content ItemBook: Amenorrhea (Volume 10: Frontiers in Gynecological Endocrinology)

Chapter: Amenorrhea Associated with Contraception and the Postpartum Period

This chapter discusses the clinical relevance of amenorrhea associated with contraception and postpartum period and considers whether the contraceptive needs of women in the postpartum period are probably underestimated.