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Monica Magadi

Professor of Social Research and Population Health


Predictors of health facility childbirth among unmarried and married youth in Uganda (2022)
Journal Article
Agaba, P., Magadi, M., & Orton, B. (2022). Predictors of health facility childbirth among unmarried and married youth in Uganda. PLoS ONE, 17(4), Article e0266657. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266657

Background Uganda has a high maternal mortality rate combined with poor use of health facilities at childbirth among youth. Improved use of maternal health services by the youth would help reduce maternal deaths in the country. Predictors of use of h... Read More about Predictors of health facility childbirth among unmarried and married youth in Uganda.

Perspectives of stakeholders of the free maternity services for mothers in western Kenya: lessons for universal health coverage (2022)
Journal Article
Ochieng, B. M., Kaseje, M., Kaseje, D. C. O., Oria, K., & Magadi, M. (2022). Perspectives of stakeholders of the free maternity services for mothers in western Kenya: lessons for universal health coverage. BMC health services research, 22(1), Article 226. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-07632-z

Background: The strategic aim of universal health coverage (UHC) is to ensure that everyone can use health services they need without risk of financial hardship. Linda Mama (Taking care of the mother) initiative focuses on the most vulnerable women,... Read More about Perspectives of stakeholders of the free maternity services for mothers in western Kenya: lessons for universal health coverage.

The effectiveness and characteristics of mHealth interventions to increase adolescent's use of Sexual and Reproductive Health services in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review (2022)
Journal Article
Onukwugha, F. I., Smith, L., Kaseje, D., Wafula, C., Kaseje, M., Orton, B., …Magadi, M. (2022). The effectiveness and characteristics of mHealth interventions to increase adolescent's use of Sexual and Reproductive Health services in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. PLoS ONE, 17(1), Article e0261973. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261973

Background mHealth innovations have been proposed as an effective solution to improving adolescent access to and use of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services; particularly in regions with deeply entrenched traditional social norms. However, r... Read More about The effectiveness and characteristics of mHealth interventions to increase adolescent's use of Sexual and Reproductive Health services in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review.

Factors associated with the timing and number of antenatal care visits among unmarried compared to married youth in uganda between 2006 and 2016 (2021)
Journal Article
Agaba, P., Onukwugha, F., Magadi, M., & Misinde, C. (2021). Factors associated with the timing and number of antenatal care visits among unmarried compared to married youth in uganda between 2006 and 2016. Social Sciences, 10(12), Article 474. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10120474

Antenatal care is an important determinant of pregnancy and childbirth outcomes. Although the youth disproportionately experience adverse maternal complications and poor pregnancy outcomes, including maternal mortality, timely and frequent use of ant... Read More about Factors associated with the timing and number of antenatal care visits among unmarried compared to married youth in uganda between 2006 and 2016.

A Multilevel Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Childbearing in Malawi (2021)
Journal Article
Chintsanya, J., Magadi, M., & Likupe, G. (2021). A Multilevel Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Childbearing in Malawi. Social Sciences, 10(8), Article 303. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10080303

Although teenage pregnancy and childbearing has declined throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the recent increase in teenage pregnancy in countries such as Malawi has prompted interest from social researchers. Using Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (... Read More about A Multilevel Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Childbearing in Malawi.

Sexual and reproductive health knowledge and behaviour of adolescent boys and girls aged 10-19 years in western Kenya: Evidence from a cross-sectional pilot survey (2021)
Journal Article
Magadi, M., Kaseje, D., Kaseje, M., Ochola-Odhiambo, P., Ogutu-Owii, S., Wafula, C., …Smith, L. (2021). Sexual and reproductive health knowledge and behaviour of adolescent boys and girls aged 10-19 years in western Kenya: Evidence from a cross-sectional pilot survey. Journal of biosocial science, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932021000353

This paper reports findings of a pilot survey of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) knowledge and behaviour in Homabay County of western Kenya. The study was based on a cross-sectional survey of 523 male and female adolescents aged 10-1... Read More about Sexual and reproductive health knowledge and behaviour of adolescent boys and girls aged 10-19 years in western Kenya: Evidence from a cross-sectional pilot survey.

HIV and unintended fertility in sub-Saharan Africa: multilevel predictors of mistimed and unwanted fertility among HIV-positive women. (2020)
Journal Article
Magadi, M. A. (in press). HIV and unintended fertility in sub-Saharan Africa: multilevel predictors of mistimed and unwanted fertility among HIV-positive women. Population Research and Policy Review, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11113-020-09620-9

© 2020, Springer Nature B.V. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has a disproportionate burden of both unintended fertility and HIV infection, but the relationship between these two reproductive health risks is not well understood. This paper investigates the a... Read More about HIV and unintended fertility in sub-Saharan Africa: multilevel predictors of mistimed and unwanted fertility among HIV-positive women..

Trends in and predictors of pregnancy termination among 15-24 year-old women in Nigeria: A multi-level analysis of demographic and health surveys 2003-2018 (2020)
Journal Article
Onukwugha, F. I., Magadi, M. A., Sarki, A. M., & Smith, L. (2020). Trends in and predictors of pregnancy termination among 15-24 year-old women in Nigeria: A multi-level analysis of demographic and health surveys 2003-2018. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20(1), Article 550. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03164-8

© 2020 The Author(s). Background: Three-quarters of pregnancy terminations in Africa are carried out in unsafe conditions. Unsafe abortion is the leading cause of maternal mortality among 15-24 year-old women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greater understand... Read More about Trends in and predictors of pregnancy termination among 15-24 year-old women in Nigeria: A multi-level analysis of demographic and health surveys 2003-2018.

The effectiveness and characteristics of mHealth interventions to increase adolescent’s use of sexual and reproductive health services in Sub-Saharan Africa: protocol for a systematic review (2020)
Working Paper
Onukwugha, F., Smith, L., Kaseje, . D., Wafula, . C., Kaseje, . M., Were, V., … Magadi, . M. The effectiveness and characteristics of mHealth interventions to increase adolescent’s use of sexual and reproductive health services in Sub-Saharan Africa: protocol for a systematic review

Understanding ethnic variations in HIV prevalence in Kenya: the role of cultural practices (2020)
Journal Article
Magadi, M., Gazimbi, M., Wafula, C., & Kaseje, M. (2021). Understanding ethnic variations in HIV prevalence in Kenya: the role of cultural practices. Culture, health & sexuality, 23(6), 822-839. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2020.1734661

Patterns of HIV prevalence in Kenya suggest that areas where various cultural practices are prevalent bear a disproportionate burden of HIV. This paper examines (i) the contextual effects of cultural practices (polygyny, male circumcision) and relate... Read More about Understanding ethnic variations in HIV prevalence in Kenya: the role of cultural practices.