DRC Resources - Articles

Back to Publications List

Articles Published Between 1970 - 1979

Ojo, S. L. (1976). Needs for laws dealing with abortion in Africa. Jimlar Mutane, 1(2), 216-231. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12264822

Carael, M. (1979). [Birth spacing, nutrition, and ecology in Kivu, Zaire]. Popul Famille(47), 81-99. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12311717


Articles Published Between 1980 - 1989

Brown, J.E., & Brown, R.C. (1980). Characteristics of Contraceptive Acceptors in Rural Zaire. Studies in Family Planning, 11(12), 378-384. DOI: 10.2307/1965844.

Romaniuk, A. (1980). Increase in Natural Fertility During the Early Stages of Modernization: Evidence from an African Case Study, Zaire. Population Studies, 34(2), 293-310. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2175188

Bertrand, J. T., Bertrand, W. E., & Malonga, M. (1983). The Use of Traditional and Modern Methods of Fertility Control in Kinshasa, Zaire. Population Studies, 37(1), 129-136. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2174384

Carael, M. & Stanbury, J.B. (1983). Promotion of Birth Spacing on Idjwi Island, Zaire. Studies in Family Planning, 14(5), 134-142.

[Family planning in Zaire]. (1983). Afr Popul Newsl(44-45), 32-33. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12265822

Kayembe, T. B. (1983). Traditional structures clash with new imperatives. Draper Fund Rep(12), 3-5. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12338981

Yinger, N., Osborn, R., Salkever, D., & Sirageldin, I. (1983). Third world family planning programs: measuring the costs. [Case Reports]. Popul Bull, 38(1), 1-36. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12279374

Bertrand, W. E., Bertrand, J. T., Thornton, R., & Nkamany, K. (1984). Family Planning as a Nutrition Intervention in Zaire. International Family Planning Perspectives, 10(3), 106-107. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2947619

Bertrand, J. T., Mangani, N., & Mansilu, M. (1984). The Acceptability of Household Distribution of Contraceptives in Zaire. International Family Planning Perspectives, 10(1), 21-26. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2948030

Vansintejan, G. A. (1984). A workshop for trainers of traditional birth attendants in Zaire. J Nurse Midwifery, 29(1), 35-38. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6559860

Bertrand, J. T., Mangani, N., Mansilu, M., & Landry, E. G. (1985). Factors influencing the use of traditional versus modern family planning methods in Bas Zaire. Studies in Family Planning, 16(6), 332-341. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/1967055

Hennart, P., Hofvander, Y., Vis, H., & Robyn, C. (1985). Comparative study of nursing mothers in Africa (Zaire) and in Europe (Sweden): breastfeeding behaviour, nutritional status, lactational hyperprolactinaemia and status of the menstrual cycle. [Comparative Study]. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 22(2), 179-187. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3987066

Kikassa, M. (1985). [Family planning, fertility, and family health in Zaire. A report on the results of a regional survey on the prevalence of co]. Zaire Afr, 25(200), 597-616. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12340816

McLellan, I. (1985). A health campaign in Zaire. Dev Commun Rep(50), 1, 10. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12313871

Bertrand, J. T., Mangani, N., Mansilu, M., McBride, M. E., & Tharp, J. L. (1986). Strategies for Family Planning Service Delivery in Bas Zaire. International Family Planning Perspectives, 12(4), 108-115. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2947981

Ellison, P. T., Peacock, N. R., & Lager, C. (1986). Salivary progesterone and luteal function in two low-fertility populations of Northeast Zaire. [Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.]. Hum Biol, 58(4), 473-483. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3759049

Mock, N. B., Bertrand, J. T., & Mangani, N. (1986). Correlates and implications of breast-feeding practices in Bas Zaire. J Biosoc Sci, 18(2), 231-245. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3700454

Urban Zaire: Modern Contraceptive Methods Known but Rarely Used. (1987). International Family Planning Perspectives, 13(1), 31-32. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2948111

Chibalonza, K., Chirhamolekwa, C., & Bertrand, J. T. (1989). Attitudes Toward Tubal Ligation among Acceptors, Potential Candidates, and Husbands in Zaire. Stud Fam Plann, 20(5), 273-280. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/1966764


Articles Published Between 1990 - 1999

Bertrand, J., Chirhamolekwa, C., Djunghu, B., Chibalonza, K., & Mahama, K. (1990). Post-partum Events and Fertility Control in Kinshasa, Zaire. Journal of Biosocial Science, 22(2), 197-211.

Brown, R. C., & Brown, J. E. (1990). How to give priority to family planning in PHC programmes. Trop Doct, 20(3), 106-108. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2219418

Contraceptive continuation and reasons for discontinuation in Kinshasa, Zaire. | www.urbanreproductivehealth.org. (1990). MLE Project for the Urban RH Initiative | Www.urbanreproductivehealth.org. Retrieved from http://www.popline.org/node/383537

Stern, Z., & Mor, E. (1990). The Kimbanguist Hospital At Kinshasa, Zaire. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 301(6766), 1437-1438. Retrieved from http://www.bmj.com/content/301/6766/1437;

Bertrand, J., Kashwantale, C., Balowa, D., Baughman, N., & Chirwisa, C. (1991). Social and Psychological Aspects of Tubal Litigation in Zaire: A Follow-Up Study of Acceptors. International Family Planning Perspectives, 17(3), 100-107.

Bertrand, J. T., Makani, B., Djunghu, B., & Niwembo, K. L. (1991). Sexual Behavior and Condom Use in 10 Sites of Zaire. The Journal of Sex Research, 28(3), 347-364. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3812708

Bertrand, J., Makani, B., Hassig, S., Niwembo, K., Djunghu, B., Muanda, M., & Chirhamolekwa, C. (1991) AIDS-related Knowledge, Sexual Behavior, and Condom Use among Men and Women in Kinshasa, Zaire. American Journal of Public Health, 81(1), 53-58.

Hassig, S. E., Bertrand, J. T., Djunghu, B., Kinzoni, M., & Mangani, N. (1991). Duration and correlates of post-partum abstinence in four sites in Zaire. [Research Support, Non-U.S. gov't Research Support, U.S. gov't, Non-P.H.S.]. Soc Sci Med, 32(3), 343-347. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2024145

Ngondo, A.P.I. (1991). Reflections on the Problem of Adolescent Fertility in Zaire. Zaire Afr(260), 571-581.

Ryder, R. W., Batter, V. L., Nsuami, M., Badi, N., Mundele, L., Matela, B., . . . Heyward, W. L. (1991). Fertility rates in 238 HIV-1-seropositive women in Zaire followed for 3 years post-partum. AIDS, 5(12), 1521-1527. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1814335

Niang, M. (1992). [Population education]. Fam Dev(63), 6-9. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12290179

Promising results from improved integration of MCH and FP services in Zaire. (1992). Afr Alternat(4), 9-10. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12285353

Townsend, S. (1992). Condoms and Coca-Cola. WorldAIDS(19), 3-4. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12284777

Winsbury, R. (1992). Cost recovery shifts the brand image from Prudence to Protector. AIDS Anal Afr, 2(6), 7-8. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12344631

The Zaire situation analysis study. (1992). Afr Alternat(4), 6. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12285350

Jane T. Bertrand, Mark E. McBride, Nlandu Mangani, Nancy C. Baughman and Mombela Kinuani. (Sep., 1993). Community-Based Distribution of Contraceptives in Zaire. International Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 19, No. 3 pp. 84-91.

Fayoyin, A. (1993). Norplant: five year insurance against pregnancy. Niger Pop, 40. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12318628

Heyward, W. L., Batter, V. L., Malulu, M., Mbuyi, N., Mbu, L., St Louis, M. E., . . . Ryder, R. W. (1993). Impact of HIV counseling and testing among child-bearing women in Kinshasa, Zaire. AIDS, 7(12), 1633-1637. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8286073

Strengthening midwifery. (1993). Safe Mother(10), 8-9. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12344830

Vuylsteke, B., Laga, M., Alary, M., Gerniers, M.-M., Lebughe, J.-P., Nzila, N., . . . Piot, P. (1993). Clinical Algorithms for the Screening of Women for Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infection: Evaluation of Pregnant Women and Prostitutes in Zaire. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 17(1), 82-88. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/4457179

Bertrand, J., McBride, M., Mangani, N., Baughman, N., & Kinuani, M. (1993). Community-Based Distribution of Contraceptives in Zaire. International Family Planning Perspectives, 19(3), 84-91.

Mensch, B. S., Miller, R. A., & Miller, V. C. (1994). Focusing on quality with "situation analysis". Plan Parent Chall(2), 17-21. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12318910

Shapiro, D. & Tambashe, O. (1994). The Impact of Women's Employment and Education on Contraceptive Use and Abortion in Kinshasa, Zaire. Studies in Family Planning, 25(2), 96-110.

Understanding the roles of men and women in fertility decisions. (1994). Prog Hum Reprod Res(29), 7. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12287993

Djamba, Y. K. (1995). Premarital sexual experience of married women in Kinshasa, Zaire. [Research Support, Non-U.S. gov't]. J Biosoc Sci, 27(4), 457-466. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7593052

Frank, R. A. (1995). The private sector and condom distribution: we can do more. Opinion. Aidscaptions, 2(1), 10-13. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12347573

Magnani, R. J., Bertrand, J. T., Makani, B., & McDonald, S. W. (1995). Men, Marriage and Fatherhood in Kinshasa, Zaire. International Family Planning Perspectives, 21(1), 19-47. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2133601

Bertolli, J., Louis, M. E. S., Simonds, R. J., Nieburg, P., Kamenga, M., Brown, C., . . . Ou, C.-Y. (1996). Estimating the Timing of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in a Breast-Feeding Population in Kinshasa, Zaire. J Infect Dis, 174(4), 722-726. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/30127991

Bertrand, J. T., Makani, B., Edwards, M. P., Baughman, N. C., Niwembo, K. L., & Djunghu, B. (1996). Male versus Female Perspective on Family Planning: Kinshasa, Zaire. [Research Support, U.S. gov't, Non-P.H.S.]. J Biosoc Sci, 28(1), 37-55. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8690742

Shapiro, D. (1996). Fertility Decline in Kinshasa. Population Studies, 50(1), 89-103. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/2175032

Tambashe, B. O., & Shapiro, D. (1996). Family Background and Early Life Course Transitions in Kinshasa. Journal of Marriage and Family, 58(4), 1029-1037. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/353989

Data sheet charts family planning progress. (1997). Popul Today, 25(6), 5. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12320944

Barry, T. M. (1998). Family planning associations (FPAs) respond to the HIV / AIDS epidemic. Afr Link, 8-9. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12295895


Articles Published Between 2000 - 2009

Djamba, Y. K. (2003). Social capital and premarital sexual activity in Africa: the case of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 32(4), 327-337. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12856894

Mugisho, E., Dramaix, M., Porignon, D., Mahangaiko, E., Hennart, P., & Buekens, P. (2003). [Referral and delivery outcomes in Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo]. [Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't]. Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique, 51(2), 237-244. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12876509

Renne, E. P. (2004). Women's Education and Fertility Decline in Kinshasa. The Journal of African History, 45(3), 516-517. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/4100772

Bosmans, M., Cikuru, M. N., Claeys, P., & Temmerman, M. (2006). Where Have All the Condoms Gone in Adolescent Programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reprod Health Matters, 14(28), 80-88. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25475255

Kayembe, P. K., Fatuma, A. B., Mapatano, M. A., & Mambu, T. (2006). Prevalence and determinants of the use of modern contraceptive methods in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Contraception, 74(5), 400-406. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.contraception.2006.06.006. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17046382

Seiber, E., Bertrand, J., & Sullivan, T. (2007). Changes in Contraceptive Method Mix in Developing Countries. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 33(3), 117-123.

Casey, S. E., Mitchell, K. T., Amisi, I. M., Haliza, M. M., Aveledi, B., Kalenga, P., & Austin, J. (2009). Use of facility assessment data to improve reproductive health service delivery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Confl Health, 3, 12. doi: 10.1186/1752-1505-3-12. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20025757; http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/pdf/1752-1505-3-12.pdf


Articles Published Since 2010

Corker, J. (2010). "Ligne Verte" Toll-Free Hotline: Using Cell Phones to Increase Access to Family Planning Information in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing, 4, 23-27.

Mathe, J., Kasonia, K., & Maliro, A. (2011). Barriers to Adoption of Family Planning among Women in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 15(1), 69-77.

McGinn, T., Austin, J., Anfinson, K., Amsalu, R., Casey, S. E., Fadulalmula, S. I., . . . Yetter, M. (2011). Family planning in conflict: results of cross-sectional baseline surveys in three African countries. Confl Health, 5, 11. doi: 10.1186/1752-1505-5-11. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21752241; http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/pdf/1752-1505-5-11.pdf

Romaniuk, A. (2011). Persistence of High Fertility in Tropical Africa: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Population and Development Review, 37(1), 1-28.

Bertrand, JT., Kayembe, P., Dikamba, N., Mafuta, E., Hernandez, J., Hellen, J., Binanga, A. (2014). Using Mapping of Service Delivery Sites to Increase Contraceptive Availability in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Journal of Biosocial Science, 40(2), 95-99.

Chirwa, TF., Mantempa, JN., Kinziunga, FL., Kandala, JD., Kandala, NB. (2014). An Exploratory Spatial Analysis of Geographical Inequalities of Birth Intervals among Young Women in the DRC: A Cross-sectional Study.BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14:271.

Kandala, N., Lukumu, F., Mantempa, J., Kandala, J., Chirwa, T. (2014). Disparities in Modern Contraception Use Among Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Cross-Sectional Spatial Analysis of Provincial Variations Based on Household Survey Data, Journal of Biosocial Science, 47(3), 345-362

Kayembe , P., Babazadeh, S., Dikamba, N., Akilimali, Pi., Hernandez, J., Binanga, A., Bertrand, JT. (2015). Family Planning Supply Environment in Kinshasa, DRC: Survey Findings and Their Value in Advancing Family Planning Programming. Global Health: Science and Practice, 3(4), 630-645.

Mukaba, T., Binanga, A., Fohl, S., Bertrand, J. (2015) Family Planning Policy Environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Levers of Positive Change and Prospects for Sustainability. Global Health: Science and Practice, 3(2), 163-173.

Binanga, A., Bertrand, J. (2016). Pilot Research as Advocacy: The Case of Sayana Press in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Global Health: Science and Practice, 4(4).

Hernandez, J. H., Akilimali, P., Kayembe, P., Dikamba, N., & Bertrand, J. (2016) The value of spatial analysis for tracking supply for family planning: the case of Kinshasa, DRC Health policy and planning, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp. 1058 - 1068

Patrick Kayembe, Saleh Babazadeh, Nelly Dikamba, Pierre Akilimali, Julie Hernandez, Arsene Binanga, Jane T Bertrand (2015) Family Planning Supply Environment in Kinshasa, DRC: Survey Findings and Their Value in Advancing Family Planning Programming

Mbadu Muandu, M., Ndongo, PG., Taub, LD., Bertrand, JT. (2016). Barriers to Modern Contraceptive Use in Kinshasa, DRC. Plos One. 11(12): e0167560. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167560

Mbadu Muandu, M., Ndongo, PG., Messina, LJ., Bertrand JT. (2017). Barriers to Modern Contraceptive Use in Rural Areas in DRC. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 19(9): 1011-1023.

Anglewicz, P, Corker J, Kayembe P. (2017). The Fertility of Internal Migrants to Kinshasa. Genus. 73:4. doi: 10.1186/s41118-017-0020-8.

Babazadeh, S., Lea, S., Kayembe, P., Akilimali, P., Eitmann, L., Anglewicz, P., Bertrand, JT. (2017). Trends in Contraceptive Availability in Kinshasa, DRC: 2014, 2015, and 2016. Health Policy and Planning. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czx134