BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth recently published a special supplement featuring several open access papers about women’s health, gender and empowerment. The compilation of this research was led and sponsored by the University of California Global Health Institute, Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise.
Read the open access papers
- Women’s empowerment related to pregnancy and childbirth: Introduction to special issue
- From erasure to opportunity: A qualitative study of the experiences of transgender men around pregnancy and recommendations for providers
- Composite measures of women’s empowerment and their association with maternal mortality in low-income countries
- Randomized controlled pilot of a group antenatal care model and the sociodemographic factors associated with pregnancy-related empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa
- First birth and the trajectory of women’s empowerment in Egypt
- A systematic review of concepts related to women’s empowerment in the perinatal period and their associations with perinatal depressive symptoms and premature birth
- The role of human rights litigation in improving access to reproductive health care and achieving reductions in maternal mortality
- Do the status and empowerment of mothers predict their daughters’ reproductive outcomes?
- Abortion as empowerment: Reproductive rights activism in a legally restricted context
- Examining the mechanisms by which women’s status and empowerment affect skilled birth attendant use in Senegal: A structural equation modeling approach
- A review of measures of women’s empowerment and related gender constructs in family planning and maternal health program evaluations in low- and middle-income countries
- Women’s empowerment and experiences of mistreatment during childbirth in facilities in Lucknow, India: Results from a cross-sectional study
- Conceptualizing pathways linking women’s empowerment and prematurity in developing countries
Learn about the related work of the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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