Annik Sorhaindo

Annik Sorhaindo
Independent Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Doctor of Philosophy

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February 2011 - June 2014
Population Council
Position
  • Senior Program Researcher
September 2007 - April 2011
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Position
  • Research Associate

Publications

Publications (54)
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Abortion stigma shapes the environment in which abortion is delivered and received and can have important implications for quality in abortion care. However, this has not previously been clearly articulated and evidenced. We conducted a scoping review of existing qualitative evidence to characterise the relationship between abortion stigma and qual...
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Background We undertook a scoping review of recent studies on self-managed medical abortion (MA) or abortion where some or all of the process is led independently by the person having the abortion, in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) to uncover evidence gaps and help stakeholders leverage existing evidence. Methods We searched five b...
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Objective Although medication abortion has become more common in high-income countries, the procedure has not yet met early expectations for widening access to abortion. High-quality evidence can serve as a catalyst for changes in policy and practice. To direct research priorities, it is important to understand where quality evidence is concentrate...
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Comprehensive abortion care can be safely provided by a range of nonphysician health workers. Documenting existing strategies for successful task‐sharing can support implementation elsewhere.
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Limited capacity to deliver comprehensive safe abortion care and shortages in trained healthcare providers contribute to a lack of access to safe services. The World Health Organization published guidelines and recommendations on expanding health worker roles through task‐sharing as one way to address disparities. A multicountry case study was cond...
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Globally, many women undergo unsafe abortion, although abortion is extremely safe when done in accordance with recommended guidelines. Hence, many women suffer from abortion-related complications, and unsafe abortion remains a major cause of maternal mortality. The high percentage of unsafe abortion is attributed to the inability of women to access...
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This study presents the results of an evaluation of a Story Circles intervention to reduce individual level abortion stigma among women who have experienced abortion in Mexico. Using a mixed-methods approach, the study explored whether participation in the intervention reduced 18 women’s experience of stigma one month after having participated. The...
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The high rate of teenage pregnancy in the UK has been a source of concern for decades. In 2014, the under-18 conception rate for England and Wales arrived at its lowest since 1969. Many advocates owe this to the success of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS). The TPS aimed to halve the under-18 conception rate by 2010. The Strategy drew on evidenc...
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Background Allowing a broader range of trained health workers to deliver services can be an important way of improving access to safe abortion care. However, the expansion of health worker roles may be challenging to implement. This study aimed to explore factors influencing the implementation of role expansion strategies for non-physician provider...
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Overweight and obesity are major public health problems and an increasing global challenge. In lieu of wider policy changes to tackle the obesogenic environment in which we presently reside, improving the design of individual-level weight loss interventions is important. : To identify which aspects of the Camden Weight Loss randomized controlled tr...
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Purpose – Evaluation of the Teens & Toddlers (T & T) positive youth development (PYD) and teenage pregnancy prevention programme suggested that the intervention had minimal effectiveness partly due to its unclear theory of change. The purpose of this paper is to examine the lived experiences of young women participating in the programme to contribu...
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Research on the unintended consequences of targeting ‘high-risk’ young people for health interventions is limited. Using qualitative data from an evaluation of the Teens & Toddlers Pregnancy Prevention programme, we explored how young women experienced being identified as at risk for teenage pregnancy to understand the processes via which unintende...
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The south of Mexico has traditionally faced disproportionate social, health and economic disadvantage relative to the rest of the country, due in part to lower levels of economic and human development, and barriers faced by Indigenous populations. The state of Oaxaca, in particular, has one of the highest proportions of Indigenous people and consis...
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Objective: In Mexico, abortion stigma in the general population is largely unexplored. We developed a scale to measure abortion stigma at the community level, examine its prevalence and explore factors associated with abortion stigma in a nationally representative sample. Study design: Following intensive qualitative work to identify dimensions...
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To examine the effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of nurse provision of early medical abortion compared to physicians at three facilities in Mexico City. We conducted a randomized non-inferiority trial on the provision of medical abortion and contraceptive counselling by physicians or nurses. The participants were pregnant women seeking abort...
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Objective To examine the effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of nurse provision of early medical abortion compared to physicians at three facilities in Mexico City. Methods We conducted a randomized non-inferiority trial on the provision of medical abortion and contraceptive counselling by physicians or nurses. The participants were pregnant...
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Abstract Social manifestations of abortion stigma depend upon the cultural, legal, and religious context. Abortion stigma in Mexico is under-researched. This study explored the sources, experiences, and consequences of stigma from the perspectives of women who had had an abortion, male partners, and members of the general population in different re...
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OBJECTIVES This qualitative study examines performance bias, i.e. unintended differences between groups, in the context of a weight loss trial in which a novel patient counseling program was compared to usual care in general practice. METHODS 14/381 consecutive interviewees (6 intervention group, 8 control group) within the CAMWEL (Camden Weight...
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We conducted an independent evaluation of the "Teens and Toddlers" intervention. Our randomized trial examined effects on self-reported last sex without contraception, >1 episode of sex without contraception in previous 3 months, expectation of teenage parenthood and youth development score, plus secondary outcomes among 449 at-risk girls age 13/14...
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Despite evidence of the potential of the female condom as a method that effectively protects against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and pregnancy, it is still not widely available. We conducted in-depth interviews with 18 sex workers, 15 male clients, and seven partners in the Dominican Republic to assess the acceptability of the fema...
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Stigma, conceptualized as the symbolic marking and discrimination of individuals with certain socially undesirable characteristics, as a feature of abortion is under-researched. Although abortion stigma is common across contexts, its social manifestations largely depend on local political, institutional, religious, community-level and personal disc...
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Objectives: To assess the evidence of differences in the risk of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and health-related behaviours between migrant and non-migrant female sex workers (FSWs). Methods: Systematic review of published peer-reviewed articles that reported data on HIV, STIs or health-related harms among migrant compared with non...
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The population of the rural Mexican State of Oaxaca is mainly indigenous, lives in poverty, and scores poorly on human development indexes compared to other Mexican states. Young people from Oaxaca are often pressured into early marriage and youthful pregnancy, and many also experience gender-based violence (GBV). Movil.com, is a two-year communi...
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To evaluate effectiveness of a structured one-to-one behaviour change programme on weight loss in obese and overweight individuals. Randomised controlled trial. 23 general practices in Camden, London. 381 adults with body mass index ≥25 kg/m(2) randomly assigned to intervention (n=191) or control (n=190) group. A structured one-to-one programme, de...
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Background Secondary schools are increasingly subject to quasi-markets in the UK, Europe and North America, typified by: diversity of school types; parents choosing where to apply; and government publishing school performance data. There is a paucity of research examining these policies potential for harming young people's health. Aim To develop a...
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School systems are increasingly typified by diversity of provision, parental choice and publication of performance data. Schools shape their students' lifestyles and health, but the effects of 'marketisation' are under-researched. The authors use qualitative data to develop a logic model regarding such effects. Case studies in seven English seconda...
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This review synthesises evidence regarding associations between young people's social networks and their eating behaviours/bodyweight, and also explores how these vary according to the setting and sample characteristics. A systematic review of cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies examining the association between measures of young...
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Background: Carraguard's safety and acceptability was assessed among women in Gugulethu and Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa. Study design: A randomized, placebo-controlled, triple-blind trial was conducted in HIV-negative, nonpregnant women who inserted Carraguard or placebo at least three times a week, including before vaginal sex, for 6 to 12 months....
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Interventions to improve school ethos can reduce substance use but "upstream" causal pathways relating to implementation and school-level changes are uncertain. We use qualitative and quantitative data from a pilot trial to build hypotheses regarding these. The Healthy School Ethos intervention involved two schools being provided with facilitation,...
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Despite concerns regarding youth drug use and 'standards' of drugs education in British schools, little is known about young people's routine experiences of drugs education at school, or schools' other priorities, policies and practices relating to drugs. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews with students aged 14-15 (N...
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Purpose – Evidence from the USA/Australia suggests whole‐school interventions designed to increase social inclusion/engagement can reduce substance use. Completeness of implementation varies but contextual determinants have not been fully explored. Informed by previous interventions, the paper aims to examine these topics in an English pilot of the...
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To explore young people's experiences of school and drug use, generate hypotheses regarding the pathways through which schools may influence students' drug use, and examine how these may vary according to students' sociodemographic characteristics. Qualitative data were collected through semistructured interviews with 30 students (aged 14-15) and 1...
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Despite evidence of school effects on drug use, little is known about the social and institutional processes through which these may occur. This study explores how school experiences may shape young people's drug-related attitudes and actions and adds to existing evidence highlighting the importance of drug use in young people's identity constructi...
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To empirically test the impact of dietary intake at several time points in childhood on children's school attainment and to investigate whether any differences in school attainment between children who ate packed lunches or school meals was due to who these children were, their pre-school dietary patterns, or to what they ate at school. Using longi...
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To compare women who enroll in emergency contraception (EC) trials to those who decline and to understand why eligible women decline to participate. Data were collected from all women seeking EC (n = 5,787) at three clinics in the USA and UK during a period of nearly 1 year (from September 1997 to August 1998). The main outcome measures were pregna...
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In recent times, the diet of children has risen to the top of the political agenda, not only for the potential health repercussions later in life, but also for its immediate effects on the physical and mental health of children and their consequent school experience and attainment. In this report we review the literature on the relationship between...
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Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are an important option for university students who may be at high risk for unplanned pregnancies. In the Caribbean, little research has been carried out on university student's knowledge and opinions of this method. This study uses qualitative methodology to explore knowledge and opinions on ECPs among universi...
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Emergency contraceptives (ECs) are an important option for young women in Jamaica, where rates of unplanned pregnancy are high. Few previous studies of EC exist in Jamaica. We surveyed a random sample of 205 students living on campus at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, to learn more about students' knowledge and opinions of E...
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To document women's experiences with a home-use mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortion regimen. We conducted in-depth interviews (n = 22) with women who received abortions in the New York City clinic of the ongoing Abortion Rights Mobilization clinical trial. Women received 200 micrograms mifepristone in the clinic and were randomized to self-ad...
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Abstract Recent evidence examining,the success of the UK’s ‘widening participation’ approach to further and higher education has revealed that the gap between the advantaged and the disadvantaged has seemingly increased rather than decreased. While the driving force behind widening participation is the goal to afford the earnings benefits associate...

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