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New Content ItemWorld Contraception Day (WCD) takes place on September 26th every year. To avoid unplanned pregnancy, abortions and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, conducting educational activities on the issues of sex education and family planning are essential. 

We are taking the opportunity to support World Contraception Day 2017 by sharing a selection of contraception and related articles and blog posts.

Call for papers: The Role of Structural and Interpersonal Violence in the Lives of Women

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth is currently accepting submissions to a thematic series entitled 'The Role of Structural and Interpersonal Violence in the Lives of Women'.

The purpose of this thematic series is to build a strong theoretical understanding of structural violence against women, and identify policy responses to address structural inequities that make women vulnerable to numerous forms of violence such as abuse, physical assaults, or criminal acts. We welcome manuscripts that span a number of disciplines and incorporate different research methodologies and theoretical lenses to understand the phenomenon of structural violence against women. Papers that draw on varying contexts in which structural violence is experienced by women, as well as their causes can also be considered.

Deadline for submission to the collection: 31st July 2017

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Aims and scope

BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. The journal welcomes submissions on the biomedical aspects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor, maternal health, maternity care, trends and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.


Tovah Honor Aronin, BioMed Central, USA

Section Editors

Howard Berger, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto​​, Canada

Asma Khalil, St George's University of London, UK

Valerie Smith, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Vishnu Khanal, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Hora SoltaniSheffield Hallam University, UK

Jos van Roosmalen, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands

Vishnu Khanal, Section Editor

Vishnu Khanal has completed his PhD (infant nutrition and maternal health) from Curtin University, Western Australia. Prior to PhD, he holds Maser of Public Health (Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics), and Master of Sociology.  He has worked in maternal and child health programs for more than five years before his PhD. His research interests include breastfeeding, international health, maternal and child health, and nutrition.  He is currently affiliated to Nepal Development Society, a leading research organisation in Nepal.  He joined BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in 2014 and has been contributing since then.

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