Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for the Selection Process on Interventions to Improve the Reproductive Health of Undocumented Female Migrants and Refugees in Protracted Situations

Population of interestUndocumented female migrants and female refugees in a protracted situation, as defined by the International Organization for Migration (2019)Internally displaced populations, documented migrants and/or refugees already resettled in a host country
InterventionAny reproductive health-related intervention seeking to improve contraceptive care, safe abortion, prenatal care, childbirth care and/or postnatal care
ControlPresence of at least 1 group likely to access the same reproductive health services were considered control or comparison
Outcomes of interestPrimary outcomes on the reduction of barriers to care for reproductive health services (improvement in the availability, accessibility, and acceptability of reproductive health services received)Studies that do not quantify or qualify health outcomes
Primary maternal health outcomes reported as prevalence, incidence, rates, odds, and any other estimator that indicates the improvement (or lack) of health conditions of pregnant women
Primary outcome on short-term and long-term contraceptive use, reduction of unintended pregnancies, access to safe abortion services, reduction in unmet need for family planning among women of reproductive age, coverage of contraceptive services and contraceptive prevalenceStudies aimed solely at describing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
Study designStudy designs included should: (1) have a time frame of implementation; (2) have clear outcome indicators; (3) mention a change in one or more of the reproductive health outcomes of interest for this study; and (4) be reported in qualitative, observational, or impact evaluation studies.Studies that do not separately analyze data from undocumented female migrants or female refugees
Study designs included were randomized control trials, nonrandomized controlled trials, controlled before-after studies, post-intervention studies, and qualitative studiesStudies that do not report results separately between undocumented female and male migrants and refugees
Publication dateJanuary 1, 2000–December 31, 2019
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and Portuguese