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Female and male partner perspectives on placebo Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) used by women in the TRIO study in South Africa and Kenya

Male partner awareness and acceptance of microbicide and family planning product use has been shown to increase women’s own acceptance and adherence of a product. However, little is known about preferences regarding potential Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) product delivery forms. As part of the TRIO study, men’s reactions to their female partner’s TRIO product use and comparisons of men’s and women’s views of TRIO product attributes and use acceptability were explored to better understand product preferences. Men’s product attribute preferences often aligned with women’s opinions of the same products. To support women’s correct use of MPTs, further research is needed to determine the best strategy for achieving male partner acceptance and support of product use, particularly for less familiar delivery forms, such as the vaginal ring.

May 2022

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Male partner awareness and acceptance of microbicide and family planning product use has been shown to increase women’s own acceptance and adherence of a product. However, little is known about preferences regarding potential Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) product delivery forms. As part of the TRIO study, men’s reactions to their female partner’s TRIO product use and comparisons of men’s and women’s views of TRIO product attributes and use acceptability were explored to better understand product preferences. Men’s product attribute preferences often aligned with women’s opinions of the same products. To support women’s correct use of MPTs, further research is needed to determine the best strategy for achieving male partner acceptance and support of product use, particularly for less familiar delivery forms, such as the vaginal ring.

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Authors: Wagner, L.D., Minnis, A.M., Shea, J., Agot, K., Ahmed, K. and van der Straten, A.

Health Risks(s):

  • STI / STD
  • Unintended Pregnancy

Product type(s):

  • Contraceptives
  • IVR
  • MPTs

Topic(s):

  • Education
  • MPTs
  • Social

Region(s)

  • Africa

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