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NICHD Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has publicly released its updated five-year Strategic Plan. This strategic plan was developed th... Read full article
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Will Diaphragms Make A Comeback?
For hundreds of years, women have used diaphragm-like devices to shield their cervixes from sperm. As early as the 14th century, women in ancient Egypt inserted carved-out lemon halves in th... Read full article
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A New Frontier in Self-Care?: Self-Removal Options for Long-Acting Contraceptives
While access to family planning is increasing around the world, equitable and timely access to removal services for long-acting and reversible contraceptives (LARCs) is still a challenge. Th... Read full article
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Self-Care and SRH: Developing Products that Women Can Self-Administer
The development of new contraceptive technologies with the potential for self-administration is central to advancing self-care in sexual and reproductive health. However, developers must tak... Read full article
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Call for Comment Submissions on FDA Draft Guidance for Clinical Trials of Contraceptives
On July 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new draft guidance entitled “Establishing Effectiveness and Safety for Hormonal Drug Products Intended to Prevent Pregnancy... Read full article
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Three Funding Opportunity Announcements from the NIH
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) have three new funding opportunity announcements pertaining to contracepti... Read full article
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Rebuilding Incentives for Research and Development of Medicines
On July 11, 2019 the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a new resolution that had sparked debate about how to "delink" research and development (R&D) incentivization from patent systems... Read full article
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Finding Her Contraceptive Match
Why do some women choose the IUS over other method options? This is a key question behind IUS pilot research in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe where, to-date, over 550 IUS users ha... Read full article
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Nominations Open for the 2019 Innovating for Impact Awards 
Through July 31, 2019, the Global Health Technologies Coalition will be accepting nominations for the 2019 Innovating for Impact Awards.  Read full article
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ECHO Trial Results Show that Three Methods Do Not Increase Risk of HIV
The results of the much-anticipated Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) randomized controlled trial found no meaningful difference in risk of HIV acquisition across th... Read full article
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Planning for Outcomes Tool Helps Estimate Impact of Changing Contraceptive Method Mix
A new interactive tool enables users to estimate the impact of changing the proportion of injectables in the contraceptive method mix on key maternal and child health (MCH) and HIV outcomes ... Read full article
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Contraceptive Innovation at Women Deliver – A Look at the Past, The Present, The Future
Women Deliver is the largest global conference the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls. As part of this agenda, we cannot talk about the future of women without talking about a... Read full article