Received: 9 March 2018
Accepted: 17 September 2019
First Online: 23 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All interview procedures, the consent procedure, and data collection methods were approved by the Refugee Resettlement agency, and by the University of Kansas Medical Center Human Participants Committee of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) of the University of Kansas Medical Center. The reference number of approval for this study is HSC#10298. All women provided informed consent verbally prior to the study. Participants gave verbal and not written consent; the Human Participants Committee approved this procedure. Verbal consenting of participants was utilized as the study participants were not fluent in English, and were pre-literate in their own language (Maay-maay) and English. The investigator obtained informed consent through the use of an oral presentation of the study to the participant in the participant’s native language. The oral presentation was made by a translator, and was accompanied by a written summary of the oral presentation in the participant’s native language.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare they have no competing interests.