Most people would say they’re familiar with the concept of self-care. Dominating the self-care space are multi-step skincare routines, bubble baths, gratitude journals, smoothies, cleanses and countless other low-cost, self-pampering activities usually offering immediate physical and emotional benefits. Colloquially, self-care has come to typify a handful of popularized behaviors and trends, but it also holds a much larger potential to empower autonomy over our well-being at both an individual and preventative level.
I figured out relatively early on that the female experience was deeply interesting to me. Attending an all-girls high school likely played a large role in this realization, as here women were clearly the focus of everything from the novels we read to the sports teams and even in theater where girls often took on the traditionally male roles in the shows. Throughout the four years I spent at my high school, I gained an unrivaled sense of pride in my identity as a woman that has and continues to shape my experiences heavily.
Hello! My name is Hannah Rubens, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support CAMI Health as a Public Health Intern this summer. I have recently completed my Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science, and, over the course of my experience at Santa Clara University, have grown most excited about the potential of the public health field to mitigate health inequities through a systems-level approach.
We join the world in celebrating International Women’s Day by calling out all MPT champions who work to provide women everywhere with more product choices designed to simultaneously prevent HIV, STIs, and/or pregnancy so women can manage their reproductive health and futures. We choose to challenge barriers to safe, effective, and affordable reproductive health access […]
We are pleased to announce the launch of the IMPT Advisory Council – a group tasked with providing strategic guidance for the IMPT network, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and new stakeholder engagement. The formation of the Advisory Council comes on the cusp of a new era for the MPT field and the IMPT. […]
Yes! Yes! We soon may have a ring for our vaginas! I know what you are thinking; vaginal rings have been here since sliced bread. True, but what’s new about this one is that it will provide protection from HIV. Future rings will also include protection from unintended pregnancies and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), […]
Incorporating what women want into new sexual and reproductive health products is essential We at PATH make it our business to reflect on the elusive topic of ‘what women want’—in terms of protection options in their sexual and reproductive lives. Not surprisingly, the answer is complex. Women want and need different things at different stages […]
Leveraging its experience developing the first vaginal ring and long-acting product shown to help prevent HIV, the nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides is now developing a three-month vaginal ring designed to reduce women’s HIV risk and prevent unplanned pregnancy. This innovative multipurpose prevention technology would offer women a discreet option to protect their sexual and […]
“It finally happened! We had sex! And how romantic that it was on Valentine’s Day, right?” Jen, one of the first friends I made in college, could barely contain herself as she shared this news while walking with me to the university café. She then hesitated, “The only thing is, he didn’t have a condom. […]
At this point, we do not likely need to convince you that if you are aiming to develop and introduce an MPT product, incorporating end-user research into the process is a good idea, especially if you want it to have a positive public health impact. We at the IMPT Secretariat are delighted that end-user research […]