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"Children are a blessing from God" - a qualitative study exploring the socio-cultural factors influencing contraceptive use in two Muslim communities in Kenya.

Abdi B, Okal J, Serour G, Temmerman M.

Reprod Health. 2020 Apr 3;17(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s12978-020-0898-z.


Cell Phone Counseling Improves Retention of Mothers With HIV Infection in Care and Infant HIV Testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Sarna A, Saraswati LR, Okal J, Matheka J, Owuor D, Singh RJ, Reynolds N, Kalibala S.

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2019 Jun 27;7(2):171-188. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-18-00241. Print 2019 Jun.


Effect of an equipment-behavior change intervention on handwashing behavior among primary school children in Kenya: the Povu Poa school pilot study.

Wichaidit W, Steinacher R, Okal JA, Whinnery J, Null C, Kordas K, Yu J, Pickering AJ, Ram PK.

BMC Public Health. 2019 May 28;19(1):647. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6902-2.


"Even the fowl has feelings": access to HIV information and services among persons with disabilities in Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia.

Schenk KD, Tun W, Sheehy M, Okal J, Kuffour E, Moono G, Mutale F, Kyeremaa R, Ngirabakunzi E, Amanyeiwe U, Leclerc-Madlala S.

Disabil Rehabil. 2020 Feb;42(3):335-348. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1498138. Epub 2018 Oct 3.


High rates of sexual violence by both intimate and non-intimate partners experienced by adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and Zambia: Findings around violence and other negative health outcomes.

Mathur S, Okal J, Musheke M, Pilgrim N, Kishor Patel S, Bhattacharya R, Jani N, Matheka J, Banda L, Mulenga D, Pulerwitz J.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 13;13(9):e0203929. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203929. eCollection 2018.


Male partners of young women in Uganda: Understanding their relationships and use of HIV testing.

Gottert A, Pulerwitz J, Siu G, Katahoire A, Okal J, Ayebare F, Jani N, Keilig P, Mathur S.

PLoS One. 2018 Aug 10;13(8):e0200920. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200920. eCollection 2018.


Challenges to and opportunities for the adoption and routine use of early warning indicators to monitor pediatric HIV drug resistance in Kenya.

Pilgrim NA, Okal J, Matheka J, Mukui I, Kalibala S.

BMC Pediatr. 2018 Jul 25;18(1):243. doi: 10.1186/s12887-018-1209-5.


Female sex workers experiences of using contraceptive methods: a qualitative study in Kenya.

Ochako R, Okal J, Kimetu S, Askew I, Temmerman M.

BMC Womens Health. 2018 Jun 20;18(1):105. doi: 10.1186/s12905-018-0601-5.


Pregnancy Experiences of Female Sex Workers in Adama City, Ethiopia: Complexity of Partner Relationships and Pregnancy Intentions.

Yam EA, Kidanu A, Burnett-Zieman B, Pilgrim N, Okal J, Bekele A, Gudeta D, Caswell G.

Stud Fam Plann. 2017 Jun;48(2):107-119. doi: 10.1111/sifp.12019. Epub 2017 Mar 6.


Increasing Uptake of HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infection, and Family Planning Services, and Reducing HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Youth Living With HIV in Uganda.

Vu L, Burnett-Zieman B, Banura C, Okal J, Elang M, Ampwera R, Caswell G, Amanyire D, Alesi J, Yam E.

J Adolesc Health. 2017 Feb;60(2S2):S22-S28. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.007.


Inequitable Gender Norms From Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood in Uganda: Tool Validation and Differences Across AgeĀ Groups.

Vu L, Pulerwitz J, Burnett-Zieman B, Banura C, Okal J, Yam E.

J Adolesc Health. 2017 Feb;60(2S2):S15-S21. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.027.


Experiences in implementation and publication of operations research interventions: gaps and a way forward.

Kalibala S, Woelk GB, Gloyd S, Jani N, Kay L, Sarna A, Okal J, Ndwiga C, Haberland N, Sinai I.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Jul 20;19(5 Suppl 4):20842. doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.5.20842. eCollection 2016.


Annual cost of antiretroviral therapy among three service delivery models in Uganda.

Vu L, Waliggo S, Zieman B, Jani N, Buzaalirwa L, Okoboi S, Okal J, Borse NN, Kalibala S.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Jul 20;19(5 Suppl 4):20840. doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.5.20840. eCollection 2016.


Limited accessibility to HIV services for persons with disabilities living with HIV in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia.

Tun W, Okal J, Schenk K, Esantsi S, Mutale F, Kyeremaa RK, Ngirabakunzi E, Asiah H, McClain-Nhlapo C, Moono G.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Jul 20;19(5 Suppl 4):20829. doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.5.20829. eCollection 2016.


Contraceptive method choice among women in slum and non-slum communities in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ochako R, Izugbara C, Okal J, Askew I, Temmerman M.

BMC Womens Health. 2016 Jul 12;16:35. doi: 10.1186/s12905-016-0314-6.


Modern contraceptive use among migrant and non-migrant women in Kenya.

Ochako R, Askew I, Okal J, Oucho J, Temmerman M.

Reprod Health. 2016 Jun 1;13(1):67. doi: 10.1186/s12978-016-0183-3.


Lessons learned from respondent-driven sampling recruitment in Nairobi: experiences from the field.

Okal J, Raymond HF, Tun W, Musyoki H, Dadabhai S, Broz D, Nyamu J, Kuria D, Muraguri N, Geibel S.

BMC Res Notes. 2016 Mar 11;9:158. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1965-y.


Kenyan female sex workers' use of female-controlled nonbarrier modern contraception: do they use condoms less consistently?

Yam EA, Okal J, Musyoki H, Muraguri N, Tun W, Sheehy M, Geibel S.

Contraception. 2016 Mar;93(3):222-5. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.11.010. Epub 2015 Dec 1.


Erratum: Lessons from sexual and reproductive health voucher program design and function: a comprehensive review.

Grainger C, Gorter A, Okal J, Bellows B.

Int J Equity Health. 2015 Feb 17;14(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0139-1.


HIV and STI prevalence and risk factors among male sex workers and other men who have sex with men in Nairobi, Kenya.

Muraguri N, Tun W, Okal J, Broz D, Raymond HF, Kellogg T, Dadabhai S, Musyoki H, Sheehy M, Kuria D, Kaiser R, Geibel S.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Jan 1;68(1):91-6. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000368.


Prevalence of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and risk behaviours among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya: results of a respondent driven sampling study.

Musyoki H, Kellogg TA, Geibel S, Muraguri N, Okal J, Tun W, Fisher Raymond H, Dadabhai S, Sheehy M, Kim AA.

AIDS Behav. 2015 Feb;19 Suppl 1:S46-58. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0919-4.


HIV and STI prevalence and injection behaviors among people who inject drugs in Nairobi: results from a 2011 bio-behavioral study using respondent-driven sampling.

Tun W, Sheehy M, Broz D, Okal J, Muraguri N, Raymond HF, Musyoki H, Kim AA, Muthui M, Geibel S.

AIDS Behav. 2015 Feb;19 Suppl 1:S24-35. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0936-3.


A taxonomy and results from a comprehensive review of 28 maternal health voucher programmes.

Bellows BW, Conlon CM, Higgs ES, Townsend JW, Nahed MG, Cavanaugh K, Grainger CG, Okal J, Gorter AC.

J Health Popul Nutr. 2013 Dec;31(4 Suppl 2):106-28. Review.


Lessons from sexual and reproductive health voucher program design and function: a comprehensive review.

Grainger C, Gorter A, Okal J, Bellows B.

Int J Equity Health. 2014 Apr 29;13:33. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-13-33. Review. Erratum in: Int J Equity Health. 2015;14(1):20.


An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda.

Okal J, Kanya L, Obare F, Njuki R, Abuya T, Bange T, Warren C, Askew I, Bellows B.

Health Res Policy Syst. 2013 Oct 18;11:38. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-11-38.


Community experiences and perceptions of reproductive health vouchers in Kenya.

Njuki R, Obare F, Warren C, Abuya T, Okal J, Mukuna W, Kanya L, Askew I, Bracke P, Bellows B.

BMC Public Health. 2013 Jul 16;13:660. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-660.


Estimates of the size of key populations at risk for HIV infection: men who have sex with men, female sex workers and injecting drug users in Nairobi, Kenya.

Okal J, Geibel S, Muraguri N, Musyoki H, Tun W, Broz D, Kuria D, Kim A, Oluoch T, Raymond HF.

Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Aug;89(5):366-71. Review.


Emotional and psychosocial aspects of menstrual poverty in resource-poor settings: a qualitative study of the experiences of adolescent girls in an informal settlement in Nairobi.

Crichton J, Okal J, Kabiru CW, Zulu EM.

Health Care Women Int. 2013 Oct;34(10):891-916. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2012.740112. Epub 2013 Apr 9.


Effectiveness of a community-based positive prevention intervention for people living with HIV who are not receiving antiretroviral treatment: a prospective cohort study.

Sarna A, Luchters S, Musenge E, Okal J, Chersich M, Tun W, Mall S, Kingola N, Kalibala S.

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2013 Mar 21;1(1):52-67. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-12-00023. eCollection 2013 Mar.


A policy analysis of the implementation of a Reproductive Health Vouchers Program in Kenya.

Abuya T, Njuki R, Warren CE, Okal J, Obare F, Kanya L, Askew I, Bellows B.

BMC Public Health. 2012 Jul 23;12:540. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-540. Review.


Exploring the effectiveness of the output-based aid voucher program to increase uptake of gender-based violence recovery services in Kenya: a qualitative evaluation.

Njuki R, Okal J, Warren CE, Obare F, Abuya T, Kanya L, Undie CC, Bellows B, Askew I.

BMC Public Health. 2012 Jun 12;12:426. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-426.


Sexual behavior of HIV-positive adults not accessing HIV treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: Defining their prevention needs.

Sarna A, Luchters S, Pickett M, Chersich M, Okal J, Geibel S, Kingola N, Temmerman M.

AIDS Res Ther. 2012 Mar 19;9:9. doi: 10.1186/1742-6405-9-9.


Contraceptive needs of female sex workers in Kenya - a cross-sectional study.

Sutherland EG, Alaii J, Tsui S, Luchters S, Okal J, King'ola N, Temmerman M, Janowitz B.

Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2011 Jun;16(3):173-82. doi: 10.3109/13625187.2011.564683. Epub 2011 Mar 17.


Sexual and physical violence against female sex workers in Kenya: a qualitative enquiry.

Okal J, Chersich MF, Tsui S, Sutherland E, Temmerman M, Luchters S.

AIDS Care. 2011 May;23(5):612-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2010.525605.


Changes in sexual risk taking with antiretroviral treatment: influence of context and gender norms in Mombasa, Kenya.

Sarna A, Chersich M, Okal J, Luchters SM, Mandaliya KN, Rutenberg N, Temmerman M.

Cult Health Sex. 2009 Nov;11(8):783-97. doi: 10.1080/13691050903033423.


Social context, sexual risk perceptions and stigma: HIV vulnerability among male sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya.

Okal J, Luchters S, Geibel S, Chersich MF, Lango D, Temmerman M.

Cult Health Sex. 2009 Nov;11(8):811-26. doi: 10.1080/13691050902906488.


Secrecy, disclosure and accidental discovery: perspectives of diaphragm users in Mombasa, Kenya.

Okal J, Stadler J, Ombidi W, Jao I, Luchters S, Temmerman M, Chersich MF.

Cult Health Sex. 2008 Jan;10(1):13-26.


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