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Attitudes Toward Menstrual Suppression Among Cyclic and Continuous Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Users in Kenya

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are developmental dual-purpose options that would provide women with a contraceptive as well as a prevention modality aimed at sexually transmitted infections. The contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR) has many properties that makes it an ideal MPT candidate. The objective of this study is to understand women’s attitudes towards menstrual suppression, a potential side effect of using a CVR, and how to address these attitudes for MPT vaginal rings in development.

September 2023

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Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are developmental dual-purpose options that would provide women with a contraceptive as well as a prevention modality aimed at sexually transmitted infections. The contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR) has many properties that makes it an ideal MPT candidate. The objective of this study is to understand women’s attitudes towards menstrual suppression, a potential side effect of using a CVR, and how to address these attitudes for MPT vaginal rings in development.

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Authors: Walker, K.W., Mugo, N., Ngure, K., Gakuo, S., Casmir, E., Wiener, H., Long, D., Shrestha, S. and Marrazzo, J.

Health Risks(s):

  • STI / STD
  • Unintended Pregnancy

Product type(s):

  • Contraceptives
  • IVR
  • MPTs

Topic(s):

  • MPTs
  • Reproductive Health
  • Social

Region(s)

  • Africa

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