Publication Type: Journal article
Year: 2022
Author(s):  Carmen H. Logie, Lesley Gittings, Michelle Zhao, Nana Koomson, Nicole Lorimer, Carina Qiao, Makenna Marshall, Ji Yon Amy Choi, Amaya Perez-Brumer & Kalonde Malama
Unit: AARHub
Journal: JBI Evidence Synthesis

Abstract: "Objective: The objective of this review is to characterize the state of literature regarding forcibly displaced persons’ sexual and reproductive health in urban areas in low- and middle-income countries. Specific objectives include describing the sexual and reproductive health outcomes among forcibly displaced persons relocating in urban environments.

Introduction: As a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, and disruptive events, 89.3 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced as of the end of 2021. Forcibly displaced people face a wide range of sexual and reproductive health challenges in their countries of origin, en route to final destinations, and on arrival in host communities. There is a growing urbanization of forcibly displaced persons, yet there is limited attention on sexual and reproductive health outcomes of this population.

Inclusion criteria: This review will consider studies that include sexual and/or reproductive health outcomes and needs of forcibly displaced persons within urban environments in low- and middle-income countries. Published and unpublished evidence, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods research, and gray literature, will be eligible for inclusion.

Methods: MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, IBSS, ASSIA, SSCI, and Global Medicus Index will be searched for English-language articles. Titles and abstracts will be screened against the inclusion criteria, followed by full-text review of potentially eligible studies, which will be independently assessed by 2 reviewers. Eligible articles will be extracted and charted. Results from extracted data will be tabulated and accompanied by a narrative summary to summarize and contextualize the extracted data to describe how the results relate to the review's objectives and question."

Citation: Logie, C., Gittings, L., Zhao, M., Koomson, N., Lorimer, N., Qiao, C., Marshall, M., Choi, J., Perez-Brumer, A., Malama, K. (2022). Examining sexual and reproductive health outcomes for forcibly displaced persons living in urban environments in low and middle-income countries: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 20(10), 2543-2551.