Top cited articles

The quality and impact of our journals are dependent on many different measures. We’ve provided here some of those metrics for BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, to reflect the latest 2019 data, that remain important to our authors. We’ve also listed our top most cited articles from each of the last two years, free to read.


Prevalence and correlates of ‘sexual competence’ at first heterosexual intercourse among young people in Britain
Palmer, Melissa J.; Clarke, Lynda; Ploubidis, George B.; et al.

Utilisation of second-trimester spontaneous and induced abortion services in public hospitals in Mexico, 2007-2015
Alexander, Lily T.; Fuentes-Rivera, Evelyn; Saavedra-Avendano, Biani; et al.

Sexting and high sexual risk-taking behaviours among school youth in northern Ethiopia: estimating using prevalence ratio
Abrha, Kidan; Worku, Alemayehu; Lerebo, Wondwossen; et al.

Contraceptive use among migrant, second-generation migrant and non-migrant women seeking abortion care: a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in Sweden
Iwarsson, Karin Emtell; Larsson, Elin C.; Gemzell-Danielsson, Kristina; et al.

Sociodemographic and behavioural correlates of lifetime number of sexual partners: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Jackson, Sarah E.; Yang, Lin; Veronese, Nicola; et al.


Comparison of two low-sensitivity urine pregnancy tests for confirming the success of early medical abortion
Millar, Sarah Louise; Cameron, Sharon Tracey

Experiences of women in Ireland who accessed abortion by travelling abroad or by using abortion medication at home: a qualitative study
Aiken, Abigail R. A.; Johnson, Dana M.; Broussard, Kathleen; et al.

Where do women and men in Britain obtain contraception? Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
French, Rebecca S.; Geary, Rebecca; Jones, Kyle; et al.

Community sexual health providers’ views on immediate postpartum provision of intrauterine contraception
Cooper, Michelle; Boydell, Nicola; Heller, Rebecca; et al.

Social media and the intrauterine device: a YouTube content analysis
Nguyen, Brian T.; Allen, Allison J.

Journal Metrics:

Days to first decision: 15
Days from acceptance to publication: 17

2 year Impact Factor (JCR): 2.125
SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.633
Eigenfactor: 0.0002
Citescore: 2.3

2019 total content accesses: 197,700
Total Altmetric Mentions: 1,029