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Getting Behind Human-Centered Design for Contraceptive Innovation
With high unmet need for family planning methods still present, a huge opportunity exists to look at new ways to design products that respond to women’s needs and preferences, rather than ... Read full article
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Vaginal Rings: The Future is Now
Successes and lessons learned from Progering and Dapivrine —the first vaginal rings to be introduced—will be critical in informing the introduction of the rings currently in development. Read full article
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Blocking Sperm by Reinforcing Cervical Mucus
How novel would it be if one of women’s own natural barriers – cervical mucus – could be the basis for a highly effective, game-changing contraceptive. Read full article
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Sperm Motility Inhibited in Study of Male Macaques
Newly published research suggests that EP055 could become the basis for an effective, reversible, short-acting, non-hormonal male contraceptive. Read full article
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Building the Foundation for Developing Next-Gen Contraceptives
Discovery of new contraceptive agents will remain elusive unless something changes to dramatically improve the state-of-the-art for contraceptive screening and pre-clinical testing, making t... Read full article
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A Chicken or Egg Dilemma: Reducing Commodity Costs When Scaling up Contraceptive Implants
In the past decade, use of contraceptive implants in sub-Saharan Africa has increased dramatically, in large part due to major reductions in price.  Read full article
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IMPT Seminar to Focus on Longer-Acting Technologies
“Opportunities and Challenges for Long-Acting MPTs,” the second in a series of technical webinars focused on multi-purpose technologies, will be held on May 2. View Event
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Why Women-Centered MPT Development Matters
Social, behavioral, and gender influences that shape women’s and girls’ ability to use MPT products are key both early, in product design, and later, in product introduction efforts. Read full article
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High-Tech Fertility Awareness: Moving Beyond the Beads
Fertility apps designed to prevent or plan pregnancy are attractive to women because they are free of side effects, help them understand their fertility, and can be accessed entirely through... Read full article
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Introducing Sayana Press into Senegal Method Mix
Introducing Sayana Press in Senegal meant encouraging the population to accept the product, ensuring its availability within health facilities, and promoting its effective distribution by he... Read full article
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A Fresh Start to Female Condom Marketing
The introduction of the Woman's Condom, coupled with targeted marketing and education, will lead to increased interest in trying female condom products and more protected sex. Read full article
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Daré Bioscience & Orbis Biosciences to Collaborate on Injectables
Daré Bioscience and Orbis Biosciences will collaborate on development of two etonogestrel-based, longer-acting injectable contraceptives. Read full article