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Article or series Languages Publisher/copyright holder
Cochrane reviews 1 English and Spanish John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
The Lancet Epidemiology Series English and Spanish Elsevier Inc.
Lancet 'Treating Individuals' series –applying meta-analyses to individuals English Elsevier Inc.
The Lancet Sexual and Reproductive Health Series English Elsevier Inc.
A set of nine articles and an editorial on medical-eligibility criteria for contraceptive use. Contraception 2006, Volume 73 English Elsevier Inc.
Gülmezoglu AM, Say L, Betrán AP, Villar J, Piaggio G. WHO systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity: methodological issues and challenges. BMC Med Res Methodol 2004; 4:16. (Published online 2004 July 5. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-4-16.) English BioMed Central Ltd. (Medical Research Methodology)
Say L, Pattinson RC, Gülmezoglu MA. WHO systematic review of maternal morbidity and mortality: the prevalence of severe acute maternal morbidity (near miss). Reproductive Health 2004; 1:3doi:10.1186/1742-4755-1-3. English BioMed Central Ltd. (Reproductive Health)
Betrán AP , Wojdyla D , Posner SF, Gülmezoglu AM. National estimates for maternal mortality: an analysis based on the WHO systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity. BMC Public Health 2005, 5:131doi:10.1186/1471-2458-5-131 English BioMed Central Ltd. (Public Health)
Betrán AP, Say L, Gülmezoglu AM, Allen T, Hampson L. Effectiveness of different databases in identifying studies for systematic reviews: experience from the WHO systematic review of maternal morbidity and mortality. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2005; 5: 6. Published online 2005 January 28. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-5-6 English BioMed Central Ltd. (Medical Research Methodology)
Carroli G, Rooney C, Villar J. WHO Programme to Map the Best Reproductive Health Practices: How effective is antenatal care in preventing maternal mortality and serious morbidity? Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2001; 15 (Supl.):1-42 English an Spanish Blackwell Science Ltd.
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)2 English and Spanish Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, United Kingdom

1 The Cochrane reviews included in The WHO Reproductive Health Library are reproduced from The Cochrane Library, Chichester, UK: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd; (ISSN 1464 780X), under license from John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Cochrane Reviews are produced and maintained by the Cochrane Collaboration. Cochrane Reviews may be reproduced for personal use only and may not be further distributed without permission from John Wiley and Sons Ltd. As many different factors influence health decisions and outcomes, the authors, the Cochrane Collaboration and the World Health Organization are not responsible for the results of decisions based on Cochrane Reviews. Access to full Cochrane Reviews via RHL is available only for readers in developing countries (as per the United Nations list of developing countries) and in some developed countries that have national licences to The Cochrane Library. Readers in other developed countries can access Cochrane Reviews by purchasing subscription to The Cochrane Library from John Wiley and Sons Ltd. (http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Brand/id-6.html).

2 The DARE Abstracts included in The WHO Reproductive Health Library are reproduced with permission from the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects produced and maintained by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK. The complete database is available on the Internet at http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/. All rights to this material are reserved by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, and users may only make one copy of the information for their personal, non-commercial use. The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and the University of York, decline responsibility for the accuracy of any translation of records from the DARE Database.

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