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38.8 million additional modern contraceptive users: This, in fact, is “a never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception” 
Reproductive Health (2018) 15:17 – Published Online: 31 January, 2018

Addressing harmful and unequal gender norms in early adolescence
Nature Human Behaviour (2018) V2: 239–240 – Published Online: 21 February, 2018

Addressing Gender Socialization and Masculinity Norms Among Adolescent Boys: Policy and Programmatic Implications
Journal of Adolescent Health (2018) 62(3): S72-S80 – Published Online: 23 March, 2018

Building Support for Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health Education and Responding to Resistance in Conservative Contexts: Cases From Pakistan
Global Health: Science and Practice (2018) 6(1):128-136 – Published Online: 30 March 2018

What Did It Take to Scale Up and Sustain Udaan, a School-Based Adolescent Education Program in Jharkhand, India?
American Journal of Sexuality Education (2018) 13(2):1 – Published Online: 30 April, 2018

Evolution and Resistance to Sexuality Education in Mexico
Global Health: Science & Practice (2018) 6(1): 137-149 – Published Online: 30 April, 2018

How can collective action between government sectors to prevent child marriage be operationalized? Evidence from a post-hoc evaluation of an intervention in Jamui, Bihar and Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan in India
Reproductive Health (2018) 15:118 – Published Online: 29 June, 2018

Using geospatial modelling to estimate the prevalence of adolescent first births in Nepal.
BMJ Global Health. (In Press)

A systematic review of the use of adolescent mystery clients in assessing the adolescent friendliness of health services in high, middle, and low-income countries
Glob Health Action. 2018;11(1):1536412. doi:10.1080/16549716.2018.1536412

V Chandra-Mouli, S Patel. Mapping the knowledge and understanding of menarche, menstrual hygiene and menstrual health among adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries. Reproductive Health 2017 14:30 

J Svanemyr, S Guijarro, B Butron Riveros, V Chandra-Mouli The health status of adolescents in Ecuador and the country’s response to the need for differentiated healthcare for adolescents. Reproductive Health 2017 – DOI: 10.1186/s12978-017-0294-5

A Newton-Levinson, J S Leichliter, V Chandra-Mouli Help and Care Seeking for Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Youth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2017;44(6):319-328.

S. Cafe, M Plesons, A V Camacho AV, et al. Looking back and moving forward: Can we accelerate progress in adolescent pregnancy in the Americas? Reproductive Health. 2017;14(1):83.

K Cordova-Pozo, S Borg, A J Hoopes, et al. How do national contraception laws and policies address the contraceptive needs of adolescents in Paraguay? Reproductive Health. 2017;14(1):88.

V Chandra-Mouli, P Parameshwar, M Parry, et al.   A never-before opportunity to strengthen investment and action on adolescent contraception, and what we must do to make full use of it. Reproductive Health (2017) 14:85 Doi: 10.1186/s12978-017-0347-9.

Chandra-Mouli, V., Plesons, M., Adebayo, E., Amin, A., Avni, M., Kraft, J. M., Lane, C., Brundage, C. L., Kreinin, T., Bosworth, E., Garcia-Moreno, C. and Malarcher, S. (2017) Implications of the Global Early Adolescent Study’s Formative Research Findings for Action and for Research. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. Elsevier, 61(4S), pp. S5–S9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.07.012.

M Norton, V Chandra-Mouli, C Lane. Interventions for preventing unintended rapid, repeat pregnancy among adolescents: A review of the evidence and lessons from high-quality evaluations. Global Health Science and Practice 2017, 5, 4.

A Avni, A Kagestan, A Emmanuel, V Chandra-Mouli. Addressing gender socialization and masculinity norms among adolescent boys: policy and programmatic implications. Accepted for publication at JAH (to be published December, 2017)
– Nature
– Pakistan
– India
– Mexico
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K Chau, A Traoré Seck, V Chandra-Mouli, J Svanemyr. Scaling up sexuality education in Senegal: integrating family life education into the national curriculum. Sex Education. (2016). 10.1080/14681811.2015.1123148

K Michielsen, S De Meyer, O Ivanova, R Anderson, P Decat, C Herbiet,

C W. Kabiru, E Ketting, J Lees, C Moreau, D L. Tolman, I Vanwesenbeeck,

B Vega, E Verhetsel, V Chandra-Mouli.  Reorienting adolescent sexual and reproductive health research: reflections from an international conference. Reproductive Health. 2016. 13:3 DOI 10.1186/s12978-016-0117-0

D Watson-Jones, S Lees, J Mwanga, N Neke, J Changalucha, N Broutet, I Maduhu, S Kapiga, V Chandra-Mouli, P Bloem, D A Ross. Feasibility and acceptability of delivering adolescent health interventions alongside HPV vaccination in Tanzania. Health Policy and Planning, 2016. 1–9, doi: 10.1093/heapol/czv119

A Hadley, V Chandra-Mouli, R Ingham. Implementing the United Kingdom Government’s 10-Year Teenage Pregnancy Strategy for England (1999-2010): Applicable Lessons for Other Countries. Journal of Adolescent Health. (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.03.023
53. A Hadley, R Ingham, V Chandra-Mouli. Teenage pregnancy strategy for England. The Lancet. (2016). DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30619-5

O Ivanova, K Cordova Pozo, Z E Segura, B Vega, V Chandra-Mouli, M Hindin, M Temmerman, P Decat, S de Meyer, K Michielsen. Lessons learnt from the CERCA Project, a multicomponent intervention to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health in three Latin America countries: a qualitative post-hoc evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning 58 (2016) 98–105

A Barua, V Chandra-Mouli. The Tarunya Project’s efforts to improve the quality of health services in Jharkhand state, India: a post-hoc evaluation. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. (2016). DOI 10.1515/ijamh-2016-0024

A Kaagesten, S Gibbs, R W Blum, C Moreau, V Chandra-Mouli, A Herbert, A Amin. Understanding Factors that Shape Gender Attitudes in Early Adolescence Globally: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review. PLOS ONE. (2016). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0157805

A Newton-Levinson, J S Leichliter, V Chandra-Mouli. Sexually Transmitted Infection Services for Adolescents and Youth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Perceived and Experienced Barriers to Accessing Care. Journal of Adolescent Health 59 (2016) 7e16.

S Neal, C Ruktanonchai, V Chandra-Mouli, Z Matthews, A Tatem. Mapping adolescent first births within three east African countries using data from Demographic and Health Surveys: exploring geospatial methods to inform policy. Reproductive Health. (2016). 13:98 DOI: 10.1186/s12978-016-0205-1

A Hadley, R Ingham, V Chandra-Mouli. Implementing the United Kingdom’s ten year teenage pregnancy strategy for England (1999-2010): How was this done and what did it achieve? Reproductive Health (2016) 13:139

DOI 10.1186/s12978-016-0255-4

A Hoopes, P Agarwal, S Bull, V Chandra-Mouli. Measuring adolescent friendly health services in India: A scoping review of evaluations. Reproductive Health. (2016) 13:137 DOI 10.1186/s12978-016-0251-8

K Abawi, V Chandra-Mouli, I Toskin, M P Festin, L Gertiser, R Idris, H Hamany, Ameyo M A, M Temmerman, A Campana. E-learning for research capacity strengthening in sexual and reproductive health: the experience of the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research and the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization. Human Resources for Health. 2016.14:76 DOI 10.1186/s12960-016-0173-0

V Chandra-Mouli, O Lawe-Davies, B Dick. Responding to the needs of adolescents. Bulletin of WHO. 2010, 88, 3.

D M Denno, V Chandra-Mouli, M Osman. Reaching youth with out-of-facility HIV and Reproductive Health Services: A systematic review. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2012. 51, 2, 106-121.

V Chandra-Mouli. Interrupting Intimate Partner Violence in Developing Countries. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2012. 51 427–428.

J Svanemyr, V Chandra-Mouli, C Christiansen, M Mbizvo.. Preventing child marriages: First International Day of the Girl Child – “My Life, My Right, End Child Marriage”. Reproductive Health 2012. 9:31 doi:10.1186/1742-4755-9-31.

C Christiansen, S Gibbs, V Chandra-Mouli. Preventing early pregnancy and pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity in adolescents in developing countries: The place of interventions in the pre-pregnancy period.  Journal of Pregnancy. Volume 2012, Article ID 257546, doi:10.1155/2012/257546

V Chandra-Mouli, P Bloem, J Ferguson. The World Health Organization’s work on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health.  Bundesgesundheitsbl, 2013. 5, 256–261.

V Chandra-Mouli, V Baltag, L Ogbaselassie. Strategies to scale up and sustain youth friendly health services in the Republic of Moldova. BioMedCentral Public Health. 2013, 13:284 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-284.

V Chandra-Mouli, A V Camacho, P A Michaud. WHO guidelines on preventing early pregnancy and poor reproductive outcomes among adolescents in developing countries. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013; 52: 517–22.

V Chandra-Mouli, E Mapella, T John, S Gibbs, C Hanna, N Kampatibe, P Bloem. Standardizing and scaling up quality adolescent friendly health services in Tanzania. BioMedCentral Public Health. 2013, 13: 579 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-579.

S Dean, I  Rudan F Althabe, A, Webb Girard, C  Howson, A Langer, J Lawn, M-E Reeve, K C. Teela, M  Toledano, V Chandra-Mouli, J M Belizan, J Car, K Yee Chan, S Chatterjee, S Chitekwe, T Doherty, F Donnay, M Ezzati, K Humayun, B Jack, Z S. Lassi, R Martorell, Y Poortman, Z A. Bhutta.  Setting Research Priorities for Preconception Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Aiming to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality and Morbidity.2013. PLoS Med 10(9): e1001508. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001508.

N Broutet, N Lehnertz, G Mehl, AV Camacho, P Bloem, V Chandra-Mouli, J Ferguson, B Dick. Effective health interventions for adolescents that could be integrated with human papillomavirus vaccination programs. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013; 53(1):6-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.

V Chandra-Mouli, R Greifinger, A Nwosu, G Hainsworth, L Sundaram, S Hadi, F McConville, R Benevides, C Simon, A Patkar, E Schoening, D Sethi, A Boldosser-Boesch,  P Awasthi, A Mathur, D Braeken. Invest in adolescents and young people: it pays. Reproductive Health, 2013, 10:51.

S Huaynoca, V Chandra-Mouli, N Yaqub Jr, D M Denno. Scaling up comprehensive sexuality education in Nigeria: from national policy to nationwide application. Sex Education, 2013. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2013.856292.

V Chandra-Mouli, D R McCarraher, S J Phillips, N E Williamson, G Hainsworth. Contraception for adolescents in low and middle income countries: needs, barriers, and access. Reproductive Health 2014, 11:1  doi:10.1186/1742-4755-11-1.

R W Blum, N M Astone, M R Decker, V Chandra-Mouli. A conceptual framework for early adolescence: A platform for research. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 2013. DOI 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0327

J P  Elder, W Pequegnat, S Ahmed, G Bachman, M Bullock, W A. Carlo, V Chandra-Mouli, N A. Fox, S Harkness, G Huebner, J Lombardi, V McBride Murry, A Moran, M Norton, J Mulik, W Parks, H H Raikes, J Smyser, C Sugg, M l Sweat. Caregiver Behavior Change for Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Examination of the Evidence. Journal of Health Communication, 2014. 19:25–66, 2014.

E Mason, V Chandra-Mouli, V Baltag, S Christiansen. Z Lassi, Z Bhutta. Preconception care: advancing from ‘important to do and can be done’ to ‘is being done and is making a difference’. Reproductive Health, 2014, 11 (Suppl 3):S8.

A Amin, V Chandra-Mouli. Empowering girls: Developing egalitarian gender norms and relations to end the cycle of violence. Reproductive Health 2014, 11:75 doi:10.1186/1742-4755-11-75

V. Chandra-Mouli. The world has much to do to achieve the International Conference on Population and Development’s adolescent-health objectives. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2014.12.001

V Chandra-Mouli, J Svanemyr, A Amin, H Fogstad, L Say, F Girard, M Temmerman. Twenty years after International Conference on Population and Development: Where are we with Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights ? Journal of Adolescent Health. 2015, 56: S1-S6.

D M Denno, A J Hoopes, V Chandra-Mouli. Effective strategies to provide adolescent sexual and reproductive health services and to increase demand and community support. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2015, 56: S22-S41.

J P Vogel, C Pileggi-Castro, V Chandra-Mouli, V N Pileggi, J P Souza,  D Chou, L Say. Millennium Development Goal 5 and adolescents: looking back, moving forward. Archives of Diseases in Children. 2015,100:S43-S47 doi:10.1136/

J Kempers, E Ketting, V Chandra-Mouli, T Raudsepp. The success factors of scaling-up Estonian sexual and reproductive health youth clinic network – from a grassroots initiative to a national programme 1991–2013.Reproductive Health. 2015, 12:2  doi:10.1186/1742-4755-12-2

K  Córdova Pozo, V Chandra-Mouli, P Decat, E Nelson, S De Meyer, L Jaruseviciene,  B Vega, Z Segura, N Aquilla, A Hagens, D Van Braeckel, K Michielsen. Improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Latin America: reflections from an International Congress. Reproductive Health. 2015, 12:11. DOI: 10.1186/1742-4755-12-11

V Chandra-Mouli, S Gibbs, R Badiani, F Quinhas, J Svanemyr.  Programa Geracao Biz, Mozambique: how did this adolescent health initiative grow from a pilot to a national programme, and what did it achieve? Reproductive Health. 2015, 12:12 doi: 10.138. 186/1742-4755-12-12

S E Neal, V Chandra-Mouli, D Chou. Adolescent first births in East Africa: Disaggregating characteristics, trends and determinants. Reproductive Health2015, 12:13  doi:10.1186/1742-4755-12-13

J Svanemyr, Q Baig, V Chandra-Mouli. Scaling up life skilled based sexuality education in Pakistan: A case study. Sex Education. 2015: doi: 10.1080/14681811.2014.1000454.

M Sommer, C Sutherland. V Chandra-Mouli. Putting menarche and girls into the global population health agenda. Reproductive Health. 2015.  12: 24 doi:10.1186/s12978-015-0009-8

R Adanu, M T. Mbizvo, A Baguiya, V Adam, B W. Ademe, A Ankomah,

G N. Aja, A J. Ajuwon, O A. Esimai, T Ibrahim, D K. Mogobe, Ö Tunçalp, V Chandra-Mouli, M Temmerman. Sexual and Reproductive Health Research and Research Capacity Strengthening in Africa: Perspectives from the region. Reproductive Health (2015) 12:64 DOI 10.1186/s12978-015-0055-2

V Chandra-Mouli, C Lane, S Wong. What Does Not Work in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Review of Evidence on Interventions Commonly Accepted as Best Practices. Global Health: Science and Practice. 2015. 3, 2, 333-340.

J Svanemyr, V Chandra-Mouli, A Raj E Travers, L Sundaram. Research priorities on ending child marriage and supporting married girls. Reproductive Health. 2015. 12:80. DOI 10.1186/s12978-015-0060-5

L Laski and colleagues. Realising the health and wellbeing of adolescents. 2015. British Medical Journal. 351: Supplement 1.

S Huaynoca, J Svanemyr, V Chandra-Mouli, D J Moreno Lopez. Documenting good practices: scaling up the youth friendly health service model in Colombia. Reproductive Health, 2015. 12:90 DOI: 10.1186/s12978-015-0079-7 

A  Kågesten, O Tunçalp, M Ali, V Chandra-Mouli, N Tran, A M Gülmezoglu. A Systematic Review of Reporting Tools Applicable to Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes: Step 1 in Developing Programme Reporting Standards. 2015. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138647. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138647.

A Sarkar, V Chandra-Mouli, K Jain, J Behera, S Mishra, S Mehra. Community based reproductive health interventions for young married couples in resource-constrained settings: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. (2015. 15:1037 DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2352-7

S Carai, S Bivol, V Chandra-Mouli. Assessing youth-friendly-health-services and supporting planning in the Republic of Moldova. Reproductive Health.2015, 12:98. DOI: 10.1186/s12978-015-0088-6       

E Scolaro, A Blagojevic, B Filion, V Chandra- Mouli, L Say, J Svanemyr, M Temmerman (2015) Child Marriage Legislation in the Asia-Pacific Region, The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 13:3, 23-31, DOI: 10.1080/15570274.2015.1075759


A Hoopes, V Chandra-Mouli, P Steyn, T Shilubane, M Pleaner. South Africa. An Analysis of Adolescent Content in South Africa’s Contraception Policy Using a Human Rights Framework. Journal of Adolescent Health 57 (2015) 617e623

I Toskin, B Cooper, T Troussier, B Klugman, R Kulier, V Chandra-Mouli, M Temmerman. WHO guideline for brief sexuality-related communication: implications for STI/HIV policy and practice. Reproductive Health Matters, 2015: 23 (46): 177-184. Doi: 10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.009.

V Chandra-Mouli, A Armstrong, A Amin, J Ferguson. A pressing need to respond to the needs and sexual and reproductive health problems of adolescent girls living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries.  Journal of the International AIDS Society 2015, 18(Suppl 5):20297 |

J Svanemyr, V Chandra-Mouli. Consistent laws and child marriage. International perspectives in sexual and reproductive health. (2015). 218.

V Chandra-Mouli, S Chatterjee, K Bose. Do efforts to standardize, assess and improve the quality of health service provision to adolescents by government-run health services in low and middle income countries, lead to improvements in service-quality and service-utilization by adolescents?

Reproductive Health. 2015. 13:10 DOI: 10.1186/s12978-015-0111-y

R Rivera, M Cabral de Mello, S L Johnson, V Chandra-Mouli. Contraception for adolescents: social, clinical and service-delivery considerations. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2001, 75, 149-163.

L Brabin, V Chandra-Mouli, J Ferguson, F Ndowa. Tailoring clinical management practices to meet the special needs of adolescents: sexually transmitted infections. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2001, 75, 123-136.

V Chandra-Mouli, S Chatterjee, N Raina. Enabling medical professionals to respond effectively and with sensitivity to the needs of adolescents. Journal of the Indian Medical Association. 2005, 103, 619-622.

I Shah, V Chandra-Mouli. Inequity and unwanted fertility in developing countries. Bulletin of WHO. 2007, 85 (2).

F Narring, DM Haller, H Mabika, V Chandra-Mouli. Primary Care Networks: A benefit to the health of adolescents and young adults. Review Medicale Suisse. 2008, 4 172: 2048-50, 2052-3.

V Chandra-Mouli, O Lawe-Davies, B Dick. Responding to the needs of adolescents. Bulletin of WHO. 2010, 88, 3.

V Chandra-Mouli, S Nyirenda.  Are health workers really promoting condoms?  Health Education Research. 1993, 8, 2, 283-285.

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