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2019

Measuring unmet need for contraception as a point prevalence

Moreau, C., Shankar, M., Helleringer, S. & Becker, S., Aug 1 2019, In : BMJ Global Health. 4, 4, e001581.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Contraception
Contraception Behavior
Niger
Nepal
Contraceptive Agents
2018

Sampling Weights for Analyses of Couple Data: Example of the Demographic and Health Surveys

Becker, S. & Kalamar, A., Aug 1 2018, In : Demography. 55, 4, p. 1447-1473 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

health
regression
trend
logistics
simulation
2017

Measuring contraceptive prevalence among women who are at risk of pregnancy

Fabic, M. S. & Becker, S., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Contraception.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Agents
Pregnancy
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Proxy
High-Risk Pregnancy

Progress and inequities in maternal mortality in Afghanistan (RAMOS-II): a retrospective observational study

Bartlett, L., Lefevre, A. E., Zimmerman, L., Saeedzai, S. A., Torkamani, S., Zabih, W., Tappis, H., Becker, S., Winch, P. J., Koblinsky, M. & Rahmanzai, A. J., May 1 2017, In : The Lancet Global Health. 5, 5, p. e545-e555

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Afghanistan
Maternal Mortality
Observational Studies
Retrospective Studies
Maternal Death

USING COUPLES’ DISCORDANT REPORTS TO ESTIMATE FEMALE COVERT USE OF MODERN CONTRACEPTION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Gasca, N. C. & Becker, S., Jul 19 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Biosocial Science. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Africa South of the Sahara
contraception
Contraception
contraceptive
Contraceptive Agents
2015

The validity of birth and pregnancy histories in rural Bangladesh

Espeut, D. & Becker, S., Aug 28 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproductive History
Bangladesh
pregnancy
history
Live Birth
2014

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

Pearson, E. & Becker, S., 2014, In : Studies in Family Planning. 45, 3, p. 339-359 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

family planning
husband
wife
fertility
Benin

Pilot study of home-based delivery of HIV testing and counseling and contraceptive services to couples in malawi

Becker, S., Taulo, F. O., Hindin, M. J., Chipeta, E. K., Loll, D. & Tsui, A. O., 2014, In : BMC Public Health. 14, 1, 1309.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Contraceptive Agents
Counseling
HIV
Family Planning Services
Unwanted Pregnancies
contraceptive use
Bangladesh
Contraceptive Agents
pregnancy
2013
demography
history
resources
population growth
ecology

Mortality in Iraq Associated with the 2003-2011 War and Occupation: Findings from a National Cluster Sample Survey by the University Collaborative Iraq Mortality Study

Hagopian, A., Flaxman, A. D., Takaro, T. K., Esa Al Shatari, S. A., Rajaratnam, J., Becker, S., Levin-Rector, A., Galway, L., Hadi Al-Yasseri, B. J., Weiss, W. M., Murray, C. J. & Burnham, G. M., 2013, In : PLoS Medicine. 10, 10, e1001533.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iraq
Occupations
Mortality
Violence
Uncertainty
2012

Concordance between partners in desired waiting time to birth for newlyweds in India

Singh, A. & Becker, S., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Biosocial Science. 44, 1, p. 57-71 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

India
Spouses
Parturition
husband
wife

Correlates of and Couples' Concordance in Reports of Recent Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use

Koffi, A. K., Adjiwanou, V. D., Becker, S., Olaolorun, F. & Tsui, A. O., Mar 2012, In : Studies in Family Planning. 43, 1, p. 33-42 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

contraceptive
Liberia
Madagascar
Namibia
age difference

Measurement of Women's Empowerment in Rural Bangladesh

Mahmud, S., Shah, N. M. & Becker, S., Mar 2012, In : World Development. 40, 3, p. 610-619 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

empowerment
Bangladesh
television
conceptual framework
self-esteem

The Reliability of Calendar Data for Reporting Contraceptive Use: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

Callahan, R. L. & Becker, S., Sep 2012, In : Studies in Family Planning. 43, 3, p. 213-222 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

contraceptive
Bangladesh
evidence
history
longitudinal study
2011
Afghanistan
Weights and Measures
Censuses
Women's Health Services
sampling

The crossover between life expectancies at birth and at age one: The imbalance in the life table

Canudas-Romo, V. & Becker, S., 2011, In : Demographic Research. 24, p. 113-144 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

life expectancy
mortality
infant mortality
intuition
twentieth century
2010

Comparing couples' and individual voluntary counseling and testing for HIV at antenatal clinics in Tanzania: A randomized trial

Becker, S., Mlay, R., Schwandt, H. M. & Lyamuya, E., Jun 2010, In : AIDS and Behavior. 14, 3, p. 558-566 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tanzania
Counseling
HIV
Nevirapine
Africa South of the Sahara

Homicide of children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Outwater, A. H., Mgaya, E., Campbell, J. C., Becker, S., Kinabo, L. & Menick, D. M., Dec 2010, In : East African journal of public health. 7, 4, p. 345-349 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tanzania
Homicide
Incidence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Masks
Pakistan
Spouses
Education
Pregnant Women
Prenatal Care

Mortalidad en lactantes y niños menores de cinco años en Afganistán: Estimaciones y limitaciones actuales

Translated title of the contribution: Infant and under-five mortality in Afghanistan: Current estimates and limitationsViswanathan, K., Becker, S., Hansen, P. M., Kumar, D., Kumar, B., Niayesh, H., Peters, D. & Burnham, G. M., 2010, In : Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 88, 8, p. 576-583 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Afghanistan
Mortality
Health Services
Parturition
Live Birth
Bangladesh
Child Care
Health Services Accessibility
Prenatal Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
2009

Author's response

Chan, G. J., Moulton, L. H., Becker, S., Munoz, A. & Black, R. E., 2009, In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 38, 1, p. 323-324 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Impact of husbands' participation in antenatal health education services on maternal health knowledge

Mullany, B. C., Lakhey, B., Shrestha, D., Hindin, M. J. & Becker, S., Jan 2009, In : Journal of the Nepal Medical Association. 48, 173, p. 28-34 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prenatal Education
Spouses
Health Education
Health Services
Women's Health
2008

Couple counselling and testing for HIV at antenatal clinics: Views from men, women and counsellors

Mlay, R., Lugina, H. & Becker, S., Mar 2008, In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 20, 3, p. 356-360 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

counselor
Counseling
counseling
HIV
Divorce

Couples counseling at an abortion clinic: a pilot study

Becker, S., Bazant, E. S. & Meyers, C., Nov 2008, In : Contraception. 78, 5, p. 424-431 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ambulatory Care Facilities
Counseling
Contraception
Baltimore
Qualitative Research

Source of new infections in generalised HIV epidemics

Becker, S. & Gray, R. H., 2008, In : The Lancet. 372, 9646, p. 1299-1300 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rwanda
Zambia
Statistical Data Interpretation
Spouses
HIV Infections

Three methods of estimating births averted nationally by contraception

Liu, L., Becker, S., Tsui, A. O. & Ahmed, S., Jul 2008, In : Population Studies. 62, 2, p. 191-210 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

contraception
contraceptive
fertility rate
fertility
determinants
2007
Mozambique
Mortality
Health Services
Health Information Systems
Reproductive History

Fertility intentions: Are the undecided more like those who want more or want no more children?

Becker, S. & Sutradhar, S. C., Jan 2007, In : Journal of Biosocial Science. 39, 1, p. 137-145 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fertility
fertility
Parturition
Spouses
human being
Child Mortality
Philippines
Diphtheria
Whooping Cough
Tetanus
Prenatal Education
Nepal
Spouses
Health Education
husband
2006

Disagreement in spousal reports of current contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa

Becker, S., Hossain, M. B. & Thomson, E., Nov 2006, In : Journal of Biosocial Science. 38, 6, p. 779-796 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Africa South of the Sahara
Contraceptive Agents
Spouses
contraceptive
husband

Domestic violence against women in Egypt - Wife beating and health outcomes

Diop-Sidibé, N., Campbell, J. C. & Becker, S., Mar 2006, In : Social Science and Medicine. 62, 5, p. 1260-1277 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Domestic Violence
Egypt
Spouses
domestic violence
wife

Husbands' and wives' reports of women's decision-making power in Western Guatemala and their effects on preventive health behaviors

Becker, S., Fonseca-Becker, F. & Schenck-Yglesias, C., May 2006, In : Social Science and Medicine. 62, 9, p. 2313-2326 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guatemala
Health Behavior
health behavior
Spouses
husband

On the application of decomposition methods [1]

Schempf, A. & Becker, S., Nov 2006, In : American Journal of Public Health. 96, 11, p. 1899 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Population Surveillance
Age Distribution
Maternal Age
Low Birth Weight Infant
Statistical Models
2005

Can women's autonomy impede male involvement in pregnancy health in Katmandu, Nepal?

Mullany, B. C., Hindin, M. J. & Becker, S., Nov 2005, In : Social Science and Medicine. 61, 9, p. 1993-2006 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nepal
autonomy
pregnancy
Decision Making
decision making
2004

Are partners available for post-abortion contraceptive counseling? A pilot study in a Baltimore City clinic

Beenhakker, B., Becker, S., Hires, S., Molano Di Targiana, N., Blumenthal, P. & Huggins, G. R., May 2004, In : Contraception. 69, 5, p. 419-423 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
Contraceptive Agents
Counseling
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Contraception

Assessing the use of profiling in searches by law enforcement personnel

Becker, S., May 2004, In : Journal of Criminal Justice. 32, 3, p. 183-193 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Law Enforcement
law enforcement
personnel
Public Opinion
Group
2003

Does use of the calendar in surveys reduce heaping?

Becker, S. & Diop-Sidibé, N., Jun 2003, In : Studies in Family Planning. 34, 2, p. 127-132 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

questionnaire
health

Estimation of births averted due to breast-feeding and increases in levels of contraception needed to substitute for breast-feeding

Becker, S., Rutstein, S. & Labbok, M. H., Oct 2003, In : Journal of Biosocial Science. 35, 4, p. 559-574 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

contraception
Breast Feeding
Contraception
Parturition
Burkina Faso
2001

Dynamics of contraceptive use and breastfeeding during the post-partum period in Peru and Indonesia

Becker, S. & Ahmed, S., 2001, In : Population Studies. 55, 2, p. 165-179 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peru
contraceptive
Indonesia
pregnancy
menstruation

Exclusive breastfeeding reduces acute respiratory infection and diarrhea deaths among infants in Dhaka slums.

Arifeen, S., Black, R. E., Antelman, G., Baqui, A., Caulfield, L. & Becker, S., Oct 2001, In : Pediatrics. 108, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poverty Areas
Breast Feeding
Respiratory Tract Infections
Diarrhea
Infant Mortality

Husbands' and wives' reports of contraceptive use

Becker, S. & Costenbader, E., 2001, In : Studies in Family Planning. 32, 2, p. 111-129 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

contraceptive
husband
wife
family planning
Mali

Population growth [5]

Becker, S., 2001, In : American Journal of Public Health. 91, 7, p. 1139-1140 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

International Cooperation
Population Growth
Family Planning Services
Fertility
Public Health
2000
Heel
Crowns
Birth Weight
Smoking
Head

Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy and infant ponderal index at birth in the Swedish Medical Birth Register, 1991-1992

Lindley, A. A., Gray, R. H., Herman, A. A. & Becker, S., Mar 2000, In : American Journal of Public Health. 90, 3, p. 420-423 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking
Mothers
Parturition
Weights and Measures
Pregnancy

Selected topics in the epidemiology of reproductive outcomes

Gray, R. H. & Becker, S., 2000, In : Epidemiologic Reviews. 22, 1, p. 71-75 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiology
Research
1999

Measuring Unmet Need: Wives, Husbands or Couples?

Becker, S., Dec 1999, In : International Family Planning Perspectives. 25, 4, p. 172-180 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spouses
husband
wife
contraceptive
Contraceptive Agents
1998

Contextual determinants of maternal mortality in rural Pakistan

Midhet, F., Becker, S. & Berendes, H. W., Jun 15 1998, In : Social Science and Medicine. 46, 12, p. 1587-1598 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

maternal mortality
Maternal Mortality
Pakistan
determinants
district