Papers Published in Scientific Journals

Following papers represent the work carried out by ARTH on its own or as part of a larger/multi-centre research collaboration.

Reproductive health

Maternal health

  • Ragavan M I, Iyengar K and Wurtz R M. Physical Intimate Partner Violence in Northern India. Qual Health Res 2014 24: 457 originally published online 5 March 2014 – Download PDF
  • Iyengar K, Yadav R, Sen S. Consequences of Maternal Complications in Women’s Lives in the First Postpartum Year: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Health Popul Nutr 2012 Jun; 30(2): 226-240 – Download PDF
  • Iyengar K. Early Postpartum Maternal Morbidity among Rural Women of Rajasthan, India: A Community Based Study. J Health Popul Nutr 2012 Jun; 30(2): 213-225 – Download PDF
  • Iyengar SD, Iyengar K, Suhalka V, Agarwal K. Comparison of Domiciliary and Institutional Delivery-Care Practices in Rural Rajasthan, India. J Health Popul Nutr 2009; 27(2): 303-312 – Download PDF
  • Iyengar K, Iyengar SD, Suhalka V, Dashora K. Pregnancy–related Deaths in Rural Rajasthan, India: Exploring Causes, Context, and Care Seeking Through Verbal Autopsy. J Health Popul Nutr 2009; 27(2): 293-302 – Download PDF
  • Iyengar SD, Iyengar K, Gupta V. Maternal Health: A Case Study of Rajasthan. J Health Popul Nutr 2009; 27(2): 271-292 – Download PDF
  • Vora KS, Mavalankar DV, Ramani KV, Upadhyaya M, Sharma B, Iyengar S, Gupta V, Iyengar K. Maternal Health Situation in India: A Case Study. J Health Popul Nutr 2009; 27(2): 184-201 – Download PDF
  • Iyengar K, Iyengar SD. Emergency obstetric care and referral: experience of two midwife-led health centres in rural Rajasthan, India. Reproductive Health Matters 2009;17(33):9–20 – Download PDF
  • Iyengar SD, Iyengar K, Martines JC, Dashora K, Deora KK. Child birth practices in rural Rajasthan, India: implications for neonatal health and survival. Journal of Perinatology (2008) 28, S23–S30; doi:10.1038/jp.2008.174 For  paper – Click here 

Safe abortion

  • Gupta P, Iyengar SD, Ganatra B, Johnston HB, Iyengar K. Can community health workers play a greater role in increasing access to medical abortion services? A qualitative study. BMC Women’s Health 2017; 17:37 DOI 10.1186/s12905-017-0391 Download PDF
  • Iyengar K, Klingberg MA, Iyengar SD et al. “Who wants to go repeatedly to the hospital?”: Perceptions and experiences of simplified medical abortion in Rajasthan, India. Global Qualitative Nursing Research 2016; 3:1-13. Click here
  • Mandira Paul ,Sharad D.Iyengar, Birgitta Essén, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Kirti Iyengar, Johan Bring and Marie Klingberg-Allvin : Does mode of follow-up influence contraceptive use after medical abortion in a low-resource setting? Secondary outcome analysis of a non-inferiority randomized controlled trial.BMC Public Health 2016;16:1087 Click here
  • Iyengar K, Iyengar SD. Improving access to safe abortion in a rural primary care setting in India: experience of a service delivery intervention. Reproductive Health 2016; 13:54 DOI: 10.1186/s12978-016-0157-5.
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  • Paul M, Iyengar K, Essén B, Gemzell-Danielsson K, Iyengar SD, Bring J, et al. Acceptability of Home-Assessment Post Medical Abortion and Medical Abortion in a Low-Resource Setting in Rajasthan, India. Secondary Outcome Analysis of a Non-Inferiority Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(9): e0133354. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133354 Click here
  • Iyengar K, Paul M, Iyengar SD, et al. Self-assessment of the outcome of early medical abortion versus clinic follow-up in India: a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Global Health. 2015;3: 537-45. Click here 
  • Paul M, Iyengar K, Iyengar SD, et al. Simplified follow-up after medical abortion using a low-sensitivity urinary pregnancy test and a pictorial instruction sheet in Rajasthan, India –study protocol and intervention adaptation of a randomised control trial. BMC Women’s Health. 2014; 14:98 Click here 
  • Iyengar SD. Introducing medical abortion within the primary health system: comparison with other health interventions and commodities. Reproductive Health Matters, Vol. 13, No. 26 (Nov. 2005) Download PDF
  • Iyengar K, Iyengar SD. Elective abortion as a primary health service in rural India: experience with manual vacuum aspiration. Reproductive Health Matters, Vol. 10, No. 19 (May 2002) Download PDF


  • Gupta P, Iyengar K, Iyengar SD. Taking Services to the Doorstep: Providing Rural Indian Women Greater Control over their Fertility. In: Women`s Empowerment and Global Health – A Twenty–First–Century Agenda. Editors: Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, Paige Passano, University of California Press, 2017. Download PDF
  • Iyengar K, Iyengar SD. The Copper-T 380A IUD: a ten-year alternative to female sterilisation in India. Reproductive Health Matters, Vol. 8, No. 16 (Nov. 2000), pg. 125-133 Click here

Child health

Neonatal health

  • Mohan P, Iyengar SD, Agarwal K, Martines JC, Sen K. Care-seeking practices in rural Rajasthan: barriers and facilitating factors. Journal of Perinatology (2008) 28, S31–S37; doi:10.1038/jp.2008.167For abstract  Click here For complete paper Click here 
  • Iyengar SD, Iyengar K, Martines JC, Dashora K, Deora KK. Child birth practices in rural Rajasthan, India: implications for neonatal health and survival. Journal of Perinatology (2008) 28, S23–S30; doi:10.1038/jp.2008 
  • Neonatal Mortality Formative Research Working Group. Developing community-based intervention strategies to save newborn lives: lessons learned from formative research in five countries. Journal of Perinatology (2008)  Click here 
  • ICMR Young Infant Study Group*. Age Profile of Neonatal Deaths. Indian Pediatr 2008;45: 991-994 (* includes ARTH) Click here
  • Rasaily R, Saxena NC, Pandey S, et al. Effect of home-based newborn care on neonatal and infant mortality: a cluster randomised trial in India. BMJ Glob Health 2020;5:e000680. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2017-000680 Click here

Child Health

  • Garg CC, Mazumder S, Taneja S, et al. Costing of three feeding regimens for
    home-based management of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition from a randomised trial in India. BMJ Glob Health 2018;3:e000702. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000702 Download PDF
  • Bhandari N, Mohan SB, Bose A, Iyengar SD, et al. Efficacy of three feeding regimens for home-based management of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition: a randomised trial in India. BMJ Global Health 2016;1:e000144. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000144 Download PDF
  • Lingam R, Gupta P, Zafar S, et al. Understanding care and feeding practices: building blocks for a sustainable intervention in India and Pakistan. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2014;1308: 204-217 Download PDF
  • Mohan P. Inequities in coverage of preventive child health interventions: the rural drinking water supply program and the universal immunization program in Rajasthan, India. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 95, No. 2 (Feb. 2005) Click here 
  • Mohan P, Iyengar SD, Martines JC, Cousens S, Sen K. Impact of counseling on careseeking behaviour in families with sick children: cluster randomized trial in rural India. BMJ Online First, BMJ July 2004 Download PDF
  • David, S., Ragasudha, P., Taneja, S., Mohan, S., Iyengar, S., Pricilla, R., . . . Bose, A. (2020). Predictors of recovery in children aged 6 to 59 months with uncomplicated Severe Acute Malnutrition: A multi-center study. Public Health Nutrition, 1-19. doi:10.1017/S1368980020004723 Click here

Health systems & policy

  • Maya Ragavan, Kirti Iyengar, and Rebecca Wurtz. Perceptions of Options Available for Victims of Physical Intimate Partner Violence in Northern India © The Author(s) 2015. Download PDF
  • Iyengar K., Jain ML, Thomas S., Dashora K, Liu W, Saini P, Dattatreya R, Parker I and Iyengar SD. Adherence to evidence based care practices for childbirth before and after a quality improvement intervention in health facilities of Rajasthan, India. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.2014, 14:270. Download PDF
  • Mohan P, Iyengar SD, Brahmawar S, Sen K. Auxiliary nurse midwife: what determines her place of residence? Journal of Health & Population in Developing Countries, June 2003 Download PDF