Critical Issues in Reproductive Health

  • Andrzej Kulczycki

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Andrzej Kulczycki
    Pages 1-18
  3. Expanding the Research Base

  4. Advancing Policy

  5. Strengthening Service and Program Capacity

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-351

About this book


In this book, leading academics and practitioners in the field of reproductive health address topics such as contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, maternal and prenatal health, sexuality and reproductive rights by examining a number of critical issues in these areas. The authors describe new research, identify gaps and priorities in policy and practice, and illustrate innovative solutions.

The book further addresses such current imperatives as understanding the social meanings of emergency contraception, measuring gender-based violence, improving reproductive health governance, strengthening health systems and services, and redressing institutional barriers.

The book also assesses how reproductive health programs can be reconfigured to new challenges such as those posed by climate change, vulnerable youth in fragile states, and risks from new infertility treatments.

Using a rich and varied set of cases, a broad public health and social science perspective, and novel methodological approaches, this book questions common assumptions, illustrates effective solutions and sets out research, policy, and programmatic agendas for the present and future.

This is a comprehensive volume which provides a valuable resource to researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers and students, as well as anyone studying or advocating for reproductive health.


Africa Biomarkers Climate change Contraceptive provision Egypt Emergency contraception Fertility regulation Gender-based violence Health systems and services Improving reproductive health governance Injectable contraception Intra-Uterine device (IUD) Kenya Latin America Liberal abortion policies Liberia Low-cost contraception implants Maternal and perinatal health Midwifery Navrongo experiement Northen Ghana Nursing Population dynamics Pronatalist countries Reproductive health Risks from new infertility treatments Sexuality and reproductive rights Sexually transmitted infections Spousal physical violence Vulnerable youth in fragile states

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Kulczycki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health Care Organization and PolicyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6721-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6722-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
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