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Research Article

The Role of HIV-Related Stigma in Utilization of Skilled Childbirth Services in Rural Kenya: A Prospective Mixed-Methods Study

  • Janet M. Turan mail,

    jmturan@uab.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Abigail H. Hatcher,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • José Medema-Wijnveen,

    Affiliation: University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Maricianah Onono,

    Affiliation: Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Suellen Miller,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth A. Bukusi,

    Affiliation: Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Bulent Turan,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Craig R. Cohen

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001295
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Janet M. Turan
Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Abigail H. Hatcher, Suellen Miller, Craig R. Cohen
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
José Medema-Wijnveen
University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Maricianah Onono, Elizabeth A. Bukusi
Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Bulent Turan
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jmturan@uab.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMT SM EAB CRC. Performed the experiments: MO. Analyzed the data: JMT AHH JMW BT. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JMT. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JMT AHH JMW MO SM EAB BT CRC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JMT AHH JMW MO SM EAB BT CRC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JMT AHH JMW MO SM EAB BT CRC.