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Strategies to improve adherence and acceptability of hormonal methods of contraception

Enhanced counselling and intensive reminder systems may improve adherence to, and continuation of, hormonal contraception.

Cognitive-behavioural interventions for children who have been sexually abused

Cognitive-behavioural interventions in children who have been sexually abused have demonstrated a moderate reduction in post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety.

Interventions for preventing blood loss during the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Vasopressin and tranexamic acid appear to be effective in reducing blood loss associated with surgical treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

Treatment for primary postpartum haemorrhage

Current evidence suggests that oxytocin infusion is more effective and causes fewer side-effects than misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage.

Motivational interviewing for improving outcomes in youth living with HIV

Motivational interviewing may help young people living with HIV to reduce short-term viral loads, unprotected intercourse and alcohol use.

Intermittent iron supplementation for reducing anaemia and its associated impairments in menstruating women

Intermittent oral iron supplementation can be a good alternative for treatment or prevention of anaemia in women in whom daily supplementation is not feasible

Prophylactic interventions after delivery of placenta for reducing bleeding during the postnatal period

Current evidence does not support prophylactic use of oral methylergometrine or herbal or homoeopathic remedies for reducing postpartum bleeding.

Outpatient versus inpatient induction of labour for improving birth outcomes

Currently available data are inadequate to decide whether induction of labour in outpatient setting is safe.

School based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse

Current evidence is not sufficient to recommend school-based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse.

Surgery for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Several surgical methods are available to treat cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), which is a pre-cancerous lesion of cervical cancer. No single treatment option is significantly better than the rest.

Furosemide for transient tachypnoea of the newborn

Transient tachypnoea of the newborn (TTN), resulting from delayed clearance of lung fluid, is a common cause of admission of term infants to the neonatal intensive care unit. Although furosemide has the potential to draw water from the lungs, it is not effective in treating TTN.



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