Dr. Rhoune Ochako, PhD

Dr. Rhoune Ochako

PhD

Nairobi | Kenya

Additional Specialties: Demography, Social Statistics, Health Sciences

Dr. Rhoune Ochako, PhD

Dr. Rhoune Ochako

PhD

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Number of Publications

16

Publications

Number of Profile Views

237

Profile Views

Number of Article Reads

117

Reads

Number of Citations

231

Citations

Education

Nov 2017
Ghent University
PhD in Health Sciences
Dec 2016
University of Nairobi
MSc in Social Statistics
Dec 2007
University of Nairobi
MA in Population Studies (Demography)

Top co-authors

Marleen Temmerman
Marleen Temmerman

Ghent University

5
Ian Askew
Ian Askew

Maastricht University

4
Chimaraoke Izugbara
Chimaraoke Izugbara

African Population and Health Research Center

4
Jerry Okal
Jerry Okal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3
Lawrence Ikamari
Lawrence Ikamari

University of Nairobi

2
Mwende Mbondo
Mwende Mbondo

University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh

2
Chimaraoke O Izugbara
Chimaraoke O Izugbara

African Population and Health Research Center

1
Ronny Tikkanen
Ronny Tikkanen

University of Gothenburg

1

Publications

16Publications

117Reads

231PubMed Central Citations

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

BMC Womens Health 2018 Jun 20;18(1):105. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

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June 2018
14 Reads
1.660 Impact Factor

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

BMC Women's Health 2018 18:105

BMC Women's Health

Background: Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are predisposed to a broad range of social, sexual and reproductive health problems such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV, unintended pregnancy, violence, sexual exploitation, stigma and discrimination. Female sex workers have unmet need for contraceptives and require comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) prevention interventions. Existing programs pay little attention to the broad sexual and reproductive health and rights of these women and often focus on HIV and other STIs prevention, care and treatment while neglecting their reproductive health needs, including access to family planning methods. The aim of this study is, therefore, to explore the experiences of female sex workers with using existing contraceptive methods, assess individual and health facility-level barriers and document inter-partner relationship in the use of contraceptives. Methods: We focus on women aged 15–49, who reported current sex work, defined as ‘providing sexual services in exchange for money or other material compensation as part of an individual’s livelihood.’ Results: Findings reveal that while some FSWs know about modern contraceptives, others have limited knowledge or out rightly refuse to use contraceptives for fear of losing clients. The interaction with different client types act as a barrier but also provide an opportunity for contraceptive use among FSWs. Most FSWs recognize the importance of dual protection for HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention. However, myths and misconceptions, fear of being tested for HIV at the family planning clinic, wait time, and long queues at the clinics all act in combination to hinder uptake of contraceptives. Conclusions: We recommend a targeted approach to address the contraceptive needs of FSWs to help remove barriers to contraceptive uptake. We also support the introduction of counseling services to provide information on the benefits of non-barrier contraceptive methods and thereby enhance dual use for both pregnancy and STI/HIV prevention. Key words: FSWs, Condom use, Pregnancy prevention, Contraception, Kenya

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June 2018
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Determinants of modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Kenya.

Reprod Health 2017 Apr 27;14(1):56. Epub 2017 Apr 27.

World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

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April 2017
9 Reads
2 Citations
1.620 Impact Factor

Prevalence and predictors of HIV sero-discordance among cohabiting couples tested in northern Tanzania.

Pan Afr Med J 2015 23;22:275. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

Kilimanjaro Reproductive Health Program, Moshi, Tanzania; Department of Medicine, Strangeways Research Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Worts' Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK.

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December 2016
16 Reads
2 Citations

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

BMC Womens Health 2016 07 12;16:35. Epub 2016 Jul 12.

International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

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July 2016
8 Reads
2 Citations
1.660 Impact Factor

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

Reprod Health 2016 Jun 1;13(1):67. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

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June 2016
11 Reads
1 Citation
1.620 Impact Factor

Pregnancy wantedness, frequency and timing of antenatal care visit among women of childbearing age in Kenya.

Reprod Health 2016 May 4;13(1):51. Epub 2016 May 4.

Population Studies & Research Institute (PSRI), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

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May 2016
11 Reads
3 Citations
1.620 Impact Factor

Effects of low birth weight on time to BCG vaccination in an urban poor settlement in Nairobi, Kenya: an observational cohort study.

BMC Pediatr 2015 Apr 18;15:45. Epub 2015 Apr 18.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.

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April 2015
4 Reads
2 Citations
1.920 Impact Factor

Barriers to modern contraceptive methods uptake among young women in Kenya: a qualitative study.

BMC Public Health 2015 Feb 10;15:118. Epub 2015 Feb 10.

Population Services International, P.O. Box 14355, 00800, Nairobi, Kenya.

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February 2015
6 Reads
33 Citations
2.260 Impact Factor

Unintended pregnancy and subsequent use of modern contraceptive among slum and non-slum women in Nairobi, Kenya.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2014 Jul 10;14:224. Epub 2014 Jul 10.

International Consultant, Population & Reproductive Health, Nairobi, Kenya; and Concern Worldwide US, New York, USA.

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July 2014
10 Reads
3 Citations
2.190 Impact Factor

Ethnicity, livelihoods, masculinity, and health among Luo men in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

Ethn Health 2013 Oct 11;18(5):483-98. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

a Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health Program , African Population and Health Research Center , Nairobi , Kenya.

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October 2013
5 Reads
2 Citations
1.280 Impact Factor

Prevalence and determinants of unintended pregnancy among women in Nairobi, Kenya.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013 Mar 19;13:69. Epub 2013 Mar 19.

Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi, P.O.BOX 30197, 00100, GPO, Nairobi, Kenya.

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March 2013
6 Reads
26 Citations
2.190 Impact Factor

Gender scripts and unwanted pregnancy among urban Kenyan women.

Cult Health Sex 2011 Oct 21;13(9):1031-45. Epub 2011 Jul 21.

African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya.

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October 2011
4 Reads
8 Citations

Trends and determinants of Comprehensive HIV and AIDS knowledge among urban young women in Kenya.

AIDS Res Ther 2011 Mar 4;8:11. Epub 2011 Mar 4.

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), P,O, Box 10787, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

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March 2011
4 Reads
5 Citations
1.840 Impact Factor

Utilization of maternal health services among young women in Kenya: insights from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2003.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2011 Jan 10;11. Epub 2011 Jan 10.

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), P,O, Box 10787, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

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January 2011
5 Reads
50 Citations
2.190 Impact Factor

Overweight and obesity in urban Africa: A problem of the rich or the poor?

BMC Public Health 2009 Dec 15;9:465. Epub 2009 Dec 15.

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), PO Box 10787, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

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December 2009
4 Reads
92 Citations
2.260 Impact Factor

Top co-authors

Marleen Temmerman
Marleen Temmerman

Ghent University

5
Ian Askew
Ian Askew

Maastricht University

4
Chimaraoke Izugbara
Chimaraoke Izugbara

African Population and Health Research Center

4
Jerry Okal
Jerry Okal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3
Lawrence Ikamari
Lawrence Ikamari

University of Nairobi

2
Mwende Mbondo
Mwende Mbondo

University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh

2
Chimaraoke O Izugbara
Chimaraoke O Izugbara

African Population and Health Research Center

1
Ronny Tikkanen
Ronny Tikkanen

University of Gothenburg

1