Peer-Reviewed Articles

Peer-reviewed articles written by Ipas researchers and partners since 2010.  Full-text versions of most articles are available below. Articles published prior to 2010 are available in our Archive.

Abdella, Ahmed, Tamara Fetters, Janie Benson, Erin Pearson, Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Kathryn Andersen, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Solomon Tesfaye

Meeting the need for safe abortion care in Ethiopia: Results of a national assessment in 2008

Global Public Health, 2013
Adinma, Echendu Dolly, Joseph Ifeanyi Brian-D Adinma, Chima Iwuoha, Akinsewa Akiode, Ejike Oji, Matthew Okoh

Knowledge and practices among medical abortion seekers in Southeastern Nigeria

Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2012
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Ministry of Health Kenya, Ipas, Guttmacher Institute

Incidence and complications of unsafe abortion in Kenya: Key findings of a national study

Nairobi, Kenya: African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)., 2013
Akinsewa Akiode, Tamara Fetters, Mathew Okoh, Talemoh Dah, Bridget Akwuba, Ejike Oji, Perpetus Ibekwe

The availability of misoprostol in pharmacies and patent medicine stores in two Nigerian cities

Ebonyi Medical Journal, 2010
Akiode, Akinsewa, Tamara Fetters, Ramatu Daroda, Bridget Okeke, and Ejike Oji

Evaluation of a national intervention to improve the postabortion care content of midwifery education in Nigeria

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, , 2010
Andersen, Kathryn L., Indira Basnett, Dirgha Raj Shrestha, Meena Kumari Shrestha, Mukta Shah and Shilu Aryal

Expansion of safe abortion services in Nepal through auxiliary nurse-midwife provision of medical abortion, 2011-2013

Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 2016
Andersen, Kathryn L., Ram Chandra Khanal, Alexandra Teixeira, Shailes Neupane, Sharad Sharma, Valerie N. Acre, Maria F. Gallo

Marital status and abortion among young women in Rupandehi, Nepal

BMC Women's Health, 2015
Andersen, Kathryn, Anuja Singh, Meena Kumari Shrestha, Mukta Shah, Erin Pearson, Leila Hessini

Early pregnancy detection by female community health volunteers in Nepal facilitated referral for appropriate reproductive health services

Global Health: Science and Practice, 2013
Andersen, Kathryn, Bela Ganatra, Sarah Stucke, Indira Basnett, Yagya B. Karki, Kusum Thapa

A prospective study of complications from comprehensive abortion care services in Nepal

BMC Public Health , 2012
Banerjee, Sushanta K., Kathryn Andersen, Jaydeep Tank, Mandakini Parihar, Milind Shah, and Uday Thanwala

Evaluation of a network of medical abortion providers in two districts of Maharashtra, India

Global Public Health, 2011
Banerjee, Sushanta K., Kathryn L Andersen, Traci L Baird, Bela Ganatra, Sangeeta Batra, Janardan Warvadekar

Evaluation of a multi-pronged intervention to improve access to safe abortion care in two districts in Jharkhand

BMC Health Services Research , 2014
Banerjee, Sushanta K., Kathryn L. Andersen, Janardan Warvadekar, Erin Pearson

Effectiveness of a behavior change communication intervention to improve knowledge and perceptions about abortion in Bihar and Jharkhand, India

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2013
Banerjee, Sushanta K., Rakesh Kumar, Janardan Warvadekar, Vinoj Manning and Kathryn Louise Andersen

Exploration of the socio-economic profile of women and costs of receiving abortion services at public health facilities of Madhya Pradesh, India

BMC Health Services Research, 2017
Banerjee, Sushanta, Kathryn Andersen, Janardan Warvadekar

Pathways and consequences of unsafe abortion: A comparison among women with complications after induced and spontaneous abortions in Madhya Pradesh, India

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012
Benson, Janie, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Maribel Amor Mañibo, Keris Raisanen, Heidi Bart Johnston, Chisale Mhango and Brooke A. Levandowski

Costs of postabortion care in public sector health facilities in Malawi: A cross-sectional survey

BMC Health Services Research, 2015
Benson, Janie, Joan Healy, Sally Dijkerman and Kathyrn Andersen. 2017.

Improving health worker performance of abortion services: An assessment of post-training support to providers in India, Nepal and Nigeria

Reproductive Health, 2017
Benson, Janie, Kathryn Andersen, Ghazaleh Samandari

Reductions in abortion-related mortality following policy reform: Evidence from Romania, South Africa and Bangladesh

Reproductive Health , 2011
Benson, Janie, Kathryn Andersen, Joan Healy and Dalia Brahmi.

What factors contribute to postabortion contraceptive uptake by young women? A program evaluation in 10 countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

Global Health: Science and Practice, 2017
Benson, Janie, Mathew Okoh, Keris KrennHrubec, Maribel A. Mañibo Lazzarino, Heidi Bart Johnston

Public hospital costs of treatment of abortion complications in Nigeria

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012
Biwsas, Kamal K., Erin Pearson, S. M. Shahidullah, Sharmin Sultana, Rezwana Chowdhury, Kathryn L. Andersen

Integrating postabortion care, menstrual regulation and family planning services in Bangladesh: A pre-post evaluation

Reproductive Health, 2017
Blanchard, Kelly, Naomi Lince-Deroche, Tamara Fetters, Jaymala Devjee, Ilundi Durão de Menezes, Karen Trueman, May Sudhinaraset, Errol Nkonko, Jack Moodley

Introducing medication abortion into public sector facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: An operations research study

Contraception, 2015
Clark, Kathryn Andersen, Ellen H. M. Mitchell, and Patrick Kuma Aboagye

Return on investment for essential obstetric care training in Ghana: Do trained public sector midwives deliver postabortion care?

Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 2010
Dah, Talemoh, Akinsewa Akiode, Paschal Awah, Tamara Fetters, Mathew Okoh, Innocent Ujah, Ejike Oji

Introducing misoprostol for the treatment of incomplete abortion

African Journal of Reproductive Health, 2011
Dibaba, Yohannes, Sally Dijkerman, Tamara Fetters, Ann Moore, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Janie Benson

Decade of progress providing safe abortion services in Ethiopia: Results of national assessments in 2008 and 2014

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2017
Eckersberger, Elisabeth, Erin Pearson, Kathryn Andersen, Altaf Hossain, Katharine Footman, Kamal Kanti Biswas, Sadid Nuremowla, Kate Reiss.

Developing mHealth messages to promote postmenstrual regulation contraceptive use in Bangladesh: Participatory interview study

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 2017
Fetters, Tamara, Ghazaleh Samandari

Abortion incidence in Cambodia, 2005 and 2010

Global Public Health, 2015
Fetters, Tamara, Ghazaleh Samandari, Patrick Djemo, Bellington Vwallika, Stephen Mupeta

Moving from legality to reality: How medical abortion methods were introduced with implementation science in Zambia

Reproductive Health, 2017
Fetters, Tamara, Keris Raisanen, Stephen Mupeta, Isikanda Malisikwanda, Bellington Vwallika, Joachim Osur, Sally Dijkerman

Using a harm reduction lens to examine post-intervention results of medical abortion training among Zambian pharmacists

Reproductive Health Matters, 2015
Geary, Cynthia Waszak, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Paschal Awah, Erin Pearson

Attitudes toward abortion in Zambia

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012
Gebreselassie, Hailemichael, Momade Usta, Kathryn L. Andersen, Ellen M. H. Mitchell

Clinical diagnosis of completeness of medical abortion by nurses: A reliability study in Mozambique

Contraception, 2012
Gebreselassie, Hailemichael, Tamara Fetters, Susheela Singh, Ahmed Abdella, Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Solomon Tesfaye, Takele Geressu, and Solomon Kumbi

Caring for women with abortion complications in Ethiopia: National estimates and future implications

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2010
Healy, Joan

Putting provider abortion skills into practice

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2013
Hossain, Altaf, Heidi Moseson, Sarah Raifman, Caitlin Gerdts, Kamal Kanti Biswas and Diana Greene Foster

‘How shall we survive’: A qualitative study of women’s experiences following denial of menstrual regulation (MR) services in Bangladesh

Reproductive Health, 2016
Kalilani-Phiri, Linda, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Brooke A. Levandowski, Edgar Kuchingale, Fannie Kachale, Godfrey Kanguade

Severity of abortion complications in Malawi

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2014
Kapp, N., D. Grossman, E. Jackson, L. Castleman and D. Brahmi.

A research agenda for moving early medical pregnancy termination over the counter

BJOG, 2017
Khanal, Ram Chandra, Jamie Menzel, Swadesh Gurung, Lea Jones, Kathryn Andersen

A mixed methods evaluation of the Youth Focused Social Network Initiative for safe abortion in Rupandehi, Nepal

International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 2017
Levandowski, Brooke A., Chisale Mhango, Edgar Kuchingale, Juliana Lunguzi, Hans Katengeza, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Susheela Singh

Incidence of induced abortion in Malawi

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2013
Levandowski, Brooke A., Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Fannie Kachale, Paschal Awah, Godfrey Kangaude, Chisale Mhango

Investigating social consequences of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion in Malawi: The role of stigma

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012
Lince-Deroche, N., J. Harries, D. Constant, C. Morroni, M. Pleaner, T. Fetters, D. Grossman, K. Blanchard and E. Sinanovic.

Doing more for less: Identifying opportunities to expand public sector access to safe abortion in South Africa through budget impact analysis

Contraception, 2017
Lince-Deroche, Naomi, Tamara Fetters, Edina Sinanovic, Jaymala Devjee, Jack Moodley and Kelly Blanchard

Costs and cost effectiveness of providing first-trimester, medical and surgical safe abortion services in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

PLoS ONE, 2017
Marlow, Heather M., Kristen Shellenberg, Erick Yegon

Abortion services for sex workers in Uganda: Successful strategies in an urban clinic

Culture, Health and Sexuality, 2014
Marlow, Heather M., Sylvia Wamugi, Erick Yegon, Tamara Fetters, Leah Wanaswa, Sinikiwe Msipa-Ndebele

Women's perceptions about abortion in their communities: Perspectives from western Kenya

Reproductive Health Matters, 2013
Mitchell, Ellen MH, Silke Heumann, Ana Araujo, Leila Adesse, Carolyn Tucker Halpern

Brazilian adolescents’ knowledge and beliefs about abortion methods: A school-based internet inquiry

BMC Women's Health, 2013
Montoya-Romero, José de Jesús, Raffaela Schiavon, Erika Troncoso, Claudia Díaz-Olavarrieta, Tahilin Karver

Aborto inducido en México: Qué piensan y hacen los ginecoobstetras

Ginecología y Obstetricia de México, 2015
Osur, Joachim, Traci L. Baird, Brooke A. Levandowski, Emily Jackson, Daniel Murokora

Implementation of misoprostol for postabortion care in Kenya and Uganda: A qualitative evaluation

Global Health Action, 2013
Otsea, Karen, Janie Benson, Tibebu Alemayehu, Erin Pearson, Joan Healy

Testing the safe abortion care model in Ethiopia to monitor service availability, use, and quality

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2011
Palermo, Tia M., Kate S. Wilson, Sandra G. García, Claudia Díaz-Olavarrieta

Abortion and women’s roles in society: Opinions from Tlaxcala, Mexico

Salud Pública de México, 2010
Paul, Mary, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Mohamed Samai, Janie Benson, SAS Kargbo, Maribel Manibo Lazzarino

Unsafe abortion in Sierra Leone: An examination of costs and burden of treatment on healthcare resources

Journal of Women's Health Care, 2015
Pearson, Erin, Kamal Kanti Biswas, Rezwana Chowdhury, Kathryn L. Andersen, Sharmin Sultana, S.M. Shahidullah, Caroline Moreau and Michele R. Decker.

Service delivery correlates of choosing short-acting contraceptives at the time of uterine evacuation in Bangladesh

BJOG, 2017
Pearson, Erin, Kathryn L. Andersen, Kamal Biswas, Rezwana Chowdhury, Susan G. Sherman, Michele R. Decker

Intimate partner violence and constraints to reproductive autonomy and reproductive health among women seeking abortion services in Bangladesh

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2017
Pearson, Erin, Stan Becker

Couples' unmet need for family planning in three west African countries

Studies in Family Planning, 2014
Renner, Regina-Maria, Anna de Guzman, Dalia Brahmi

Abortion care for adolescent and young women

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2014
Reyes, H. Luz McNaughton, Karen Padilla Zuniga, Deborah L. Billings, Marta Maria Blandon

Incorporating human rights into reproductive health care provider education programs in Nicaragua and El Salvador

Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica, 2013
Samandari, Ghazaleh, Merrill Wolf, Indira Basnett, Alyson Hyman, Kathryn Andersen

Implementation of legal abortion in Nepal: A model for rapid scale-up of high-quality care

Reproductive Health , 2012
Schiavon, Raffaela, Erika Troncoso, Gerardo Polo

Analysis of maternal and abortion-related mortality in Mexico over the last two decades, 1990–2008

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012
Schiavon, Raffaela, Maria Elena Collado, Erika Troncoso, José Ezequiel Soto Sánchez, Gabriela Otero Zorrilla, and Tia Palermo

Characteristics of private abortion services in Mexico City after legalization

Reproductive Health Matters, 2010
Shellenberg, Kristen M., Amy O. Tsui

Correlates of perceived and internalized stigma among abortion patients in the USA: An exploration by race and Hispanic ethnicity

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012
Shellenberg, Kristen M., Ann M. Moore, Akinrinola Bankole, Fatima Juarez, Adekunbi Kehinde Omideyi, Nancy Palomino, Zeba Sathar, Susheela Singh and Amy O. Tsui

Social stigma and disclosure about induced abortion: Results from an exploratory study

Global Public Health, 2011
Shellenberg, Kristen M., Samuel K. Antobam, Risa Griffin, Alison Edelman and Gertrude Voetagbe.

Determining the accuracy of pregnancy-length dating among women presenting for induced abortions in Ghana

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2017
Singh, Susheela, Tamara Fetters, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Ahmed Abdella, Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Solomon Kumbi, and Suzette Audam

The estimated incidence of induced abortion in Ethiopia, 2008

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2010
Taylor, Jamila and Yamani Hernandez

Helms and Hyde Amendments: More than 40 years of human rights violations

RH Reality Check, 2015
Thapa, Shyam, Sharad K. Sharma

Women's awareness of liberalization of abortion law and knowledge of place for obtaining services in Nepal

Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2015
Thapa, Shyam, Sharad K. Sharma, Naresh Khatiwada

Women's knowledge of abortion law and availability of services in Nepal

Journal of Biosocial Science, 2013
Tsui, Amy O., John Casterline, Susheela Singh, Akinrinola Bankole, Ann M. Moore, Adekunbi Kehinde Omideyi, Nancy Palomino, Zeba Sathar, Fatima Juarez and Kristen M. Shellenberg

Managing unplanned pregnancies in five countries: Perspectives on contraception and abortion decisions

Global Public Health, 2011
Vlassoff, Michael, Tamara Fetters, Solomon Kumbi, Susheela Singh

The health system cost of postabortion care in Ethiopia

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012
Voetagbe, Gertrude, Nathaniel Yellu, Joseph Mills, Ellen Mitchell, Amanda Adu-Amankwah, Koma Jehu-Appiah and Felix Nyante

Midwifery tutors' capacity and willingness to teach contraception, post-abortion care, and legal pregnancy termination in Ghana

Human Resources for Health, 2010
Wu, Justine P., Emily M. Godfrey, Linda Prine, Kathryn L. Andersen, Honor MacNaughton, Marji Gold

Women’s satisfaction with abortion care in academic family medicine centers

Family Medicine, 2015
Yegon, Erick Kiprotich, Peter Mwaniki Kabanya, Elizabeth Echoka, Joachim Osur

Understanding abortion-related stigma and incidence of unsafe abortion: Experiences from community members in Machakos and Trans Nzoia counties Kenya

PanAfrican Medical Journal, 2016
Ziraba, Abdhalah Kasiira, Chimaraoke Izugbara, Brooke A Levandowski, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Michael Mutua, Shukri F Mohamed, Caroline Egesa, Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage

Unsafe abortion in Kenya: A cross-sectional study of abortion complication severity and associated factors

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2015