Papers Published in Scientific Journals

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

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/s12905-017-0391-1.Click the link
  • 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.
  • 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;16:1087Click the link
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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), pg. 13-19Download 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), pg. 54-63Download 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.Click the link
  • 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

Child health

Neonatal health

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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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), pg. 241-244
  • 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
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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 2003Download PDF