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Population Council presents new research at the International Conference on Family Planning
Date:11/15/2013

has been correlated with outcomes such as continuation rates, the Council studied patient satisfaction and continuation through 13 cycles of use.

  • Responses revealed that the vast majority of women liked this method, would recommend it to others, and would use it again. Women who reported being satisfied with the one-year ring were significantly more likely to continue using the ring for the full year.

    "Significant barriers may prevent women in developing countries from accessing a range of contraceptives to meet their needs and a woman's acceptance of a new method is important to ensure continued use," said Dr. Ruth Merkatz. "These findings support our growing understanding about women's experiences using the one-year ring. We look forward to continued evaluation of our acceptability data and the submission of a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."

    Panel Presentation: "Constructing a Socio-Behavioral Framework for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Lessons Learned from Family Planning" (Martha Brady, Senior Associate at the Population Council)

    Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are products that seek to provide simultaneous protection against pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections, including HIV. A number of MPTs are currently under development.

    • The objective of this presentation was to review lessons from the introduction of a range of family planning methods to inform the development and introduction of MPTs, with particular attention on the socio-behavioral factors and acceptability considerations related to these products.

    • Experience from a range of products was reviewed to identify product characteristics and service delivery platforms that may have been associated with differing levels of product acceptance and successful use.

    • It was concluded that successful introduction of MPTs will require a nuanced understa
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    Contact: Sasha Gruber
    sgruber@popcouncil.org
    760-351-6420
    Population Council
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