Nov20

The IMPT develops strategies to advance non-hormonal MPTs

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 Written by // IMPT Secretariat Staff Tags // contraceptives, MPTs, non-hormonal contraceptives, prevention, product development

In 1960, FDA approval of the first hormonal contraceptive—more commonly known as “the pill”—revolutionized sexual and reproductive health, giving women unprecedented control over their fertility for the first time in history. Today, there are a range of contraceptive products available to women across the globe. Of the over 30 MPTs in the product development pipeline, 18 have a contraceptive component combined with protection against select sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, herpes simplex virus (HSV), and chlamydia. Still, women around the world need more choices. As a woman’s needs change and evolve over her lifespan, having a suite of product options for protection against unplanned pregnancy, HIV, and other STIs remains critical.

Oct31

What are we waiting for? Challenges of developing male birth control and MPTs

Thursday, 31 October 2019 Written by // Male Contraceptive Initiative

Male Contraceptive Initiative (MCI) and the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) share similar missions and challenges—as well as some product overlap. Both organizations understand the importance of innovative, impactful products for men, women, their families, and the world.

Sep25

World Contraception Day: Celebrating progress and maintaining momentum

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 Written by // Heather Boonstra, Leah Keller

September 26 is World Contraception Day, and there is no better time to celebrate the importance of family planning in the lives of people around the world. In recent decades, there have been significant advancements in access and technology that have expanded individuals’ ability to make decisions about their own sexual and reproductive health. It is critical that advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders work to maintain these hard-fought gains and drive new ones.

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