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ECHO Trial Results Show that Three Methods Do Not Increase Risk of HIV
On June 13, 2019, the results of the much-anticipated Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial were presented live at the SA AIDS 2019 conference in Durban, Sout... Read full article
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Newly Published: Can WIN 18,446 function as a nonhormonal female contraceptive? 
Newly Published: Can WIN 18,446 function as a nonhormonal female contraceptive?  Vitamin A deficient women produce less retinoic acid, ... Read full article
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Vaginal Ring Dose-Finding Results Published
Contraceptive vaginal rings (CVRs) offer women a self-controlled, non-daily delivery system. One CVR - the FDA approved NuvaRing® - is on the market, and another, the one-year Ne... Read full article
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Hurdles Remain in Quest for New Male Contraceptives
Development of a new male contraceptive remains a hot topic, despite ongoing business and scientific obstacles.  Earlier this month, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Rita R... Read full article
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Building the Case for Product Development Partnerships
A newly published white paper, “Investing for Global Health Impact in Product Development Partnerships (PDPs)” summarizes the findings and recommen... Read full article
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New Report Explores U.S. Role in Global Health Product Development
While the United States government (USG) continues to be the world’s largest funder of product development for global health, its funding for global research and development (R&D) has Read full article
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Nine Points to Consider in Licensing University Technology
Technology transfer leaders from 11 universities and the Association of American Medical Colleges crafted this 9-point list of best practices to reference when developing agreements to license technologies in the public interest and for society's be... Read full article
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WHO to Review Risk of HIV Acquisition with Hormonal Contraception
An update to the 2014 systematic review of epidemiological evidence on hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition risk was presented at the 2016 International AIDS Conference.  This review, which included five additional observational studies, was ... Read full article
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CDC Updates Contraceptive Use Recommendations
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced updates to two key guidance documents on contraceptive use.  These evidence-based guidelines are intended to assist health care providers in discussing contraceptive options wit... Read full article