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Peer-Reviewed Publications


Makleff S, Belfrage M, Wickramasinghe S, Fisher J, Bateson D, Black KI. "Typologies of interactions between abortion seekers and healthcare workers in Australia: a qualitative study exploring the impact of stigma on quality of care." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (in press, 2023).

Vallury K, Kelleher D, Soffi A, Mogharbel C, Makleff S. "Systemic delays to abortion access undermine the health and rights of abortion seekers across Australia." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2023).


Makleff S., Blaylock R., Ruggiero S., Key K., Chandrasekaran S., Gerdts C. "Travel for later abortion in the USA: lived experiences, structural contributors and abortion fund support." Culture, Health & Sexuality (2023). 

Doma H, Tran T, Romero L, Makleff S et al. “The effects of natural hazards on early childhood development: a systematic review protocol.” BMJ Open (2023).

Varshney K*, Makleff S*, Krishna RN*, Romero L, Willems J, Wickes R, Fisher J. "Mental health of vulnerable groups experiencing a drought or bushfire: a systematic review." Cambridge Prisms: Global Mental Health (2023). *Co-first authors

Fisher J; Makleff S. "Advances in Gender-transformative Approaches to Health Promotion." Annual Review of Public Health (2022). 


Makleff S*; Varshney K*; Krishna RN*; Romero L; Fisher J. "Mental Health and Community Resilience among Vulnerable Populations Affected by Natural Hazards: Protocol for Scoping Reviews." Methods and Protocols (2022).  *Co-first authors

Makleff S, Garduño J, Zavala RI, Valades J, Barindelli F, Cruz M, Marston C. "Evaluating complex interventions using qualitative longitudinal research: a case study of understanding pathways to violence prevention." Qualitative Health Research (2021).

Blaylock R; Makleff S; Whitehouse K; Lohr PA. “Client perspectives on choice of abortion method in England and Wales.” BMJ SRH (2021).

Whitehouse K; Blaylock R; Makleff S; Lohr P. ""It's such a small bit of advice, but actually on the day, made such a difference...": perceptions of quality in abortion care in England and Wales." Reproductive Health (2021).

Wollum A, Makleff S, Baum SE. “Exploring experiences responding to the Individual Level Abortion Stigma scale: Methodological considerations from in-depth interviews.” Frontiers in Global and Women’s Health (2021).

Baum SE, Wilkins R, Wachira M, Gupta D, Dupte S, Ngugi P, Makleff S. “Abortion quality of care from the client perspective: Priorities in abortion care among women in Kenya and India.” Health Policy and Planning (2021).

Makleff S, Billowitz M, Garduño J, Cruz M, Silva Marquez VI, Marston C. "Applying a social complex adaptive systems approach when evaluating implementation of a school-based intervention for intimate partner violence prevention: A case study in Mexico." Health Policy and Planning (2020). accompanied by podcast.

Makleff S, Garduño J, Zavala RI, Barindelli F, Valades J, Billowitz M, Silva Márquez VI, Marston C. "Preventing intimate partner violence among young people – a qualitative study examining the role of comprehensive sexuality education." Sexuality Research and Social Policy (2020).

Makleff S, Labandera A, Chiribao F, Friedman J, Cardenas R, Sa E, Baum SE. “Experience obtaining legal abortion in Uruguay: Knowledge, attitudes, and stigma among abortion clients.” BMC Women’s Health (2019).


Makleff S, Wilkins R, Wachsmann H, Gupta D, Wachira M, Bunde W, Radhakrishnan U, Cislaghi B, Baum SE. "Exploring stigma and social norms in women’s abortion experiences and their expectations of care." Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (2019).

Keefe-Oates B, Makleff S, Sa E, Forero LJ, Mendoza D, Olaya MA,Avila Morales F, Friedman J, Baum SE. “Experiences with abortion counselling in Mexico City and Colombia: Addressing women’s fears and concerns.” Culture, Health & Sexuality (2019).

McCarthy OL, Osorio Calderon V, Jado I, Saibov S, Stavridis A, Lopez Gallardo J, Tokhirov R, Adada S, Huaynoca S, Makleff S, Vandewiele M, Standaert S, Free C. “Development of an intervention delivered by mobile phone to increase acceptability and use of effective contraception for young people in three low and middle income countries.” BMC Public Health (2018).

McCarthy OLOsorio Calderon VMakleff SHuaynoca SLeurent BEdwards PLopez Gallardo JFree C.​"An Intervention Delivered by App Instant Messaging to Increase Acceptability and Use of Effective Contraception Among Young Women in Bolivia: Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial." JMIR Research Protocols (2017).

Santelli J, Lindberg LD, Finer LB, Rickert VI, Bensyl D, Posner S, Makleff S, Kost K, Singh S. “Comparability of Contraceptive Prevalence Estimates for Women from the 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.” Public Health Reports (2008).

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