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The promise of MPTs

The promise of MPTs

Young Holt, B. November 2019
Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies among young women

Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies among young women

23-27 July 2018 Amsterdam, the Netherlands Held at the 2018 International AIDS Conference, this interactive workshop involved a panel of influential interdisciplinary leaders and experts who discussed the current status of the MPT field and the priorities of funding organizations. It also included an energetic dialogue about ways to encourage the exploration of the funding […]

Young Holt, B. July 2018
Technologies for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health prevention: The promise of MPTs

Technologies for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health prevention: The promise of MPTs

Technologies for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health prevention: The promise of MPTs 06-07 May 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA This session presentation enhanced the discussion on modernizing contraception by providing foundational knowledge about MPTs and the ever-growing pipeline database. It also engaged a new audience, especially youth in tech, in the movement to advance the […]

Young Holt, B. May 2018
Prevention with a Twist: Developing MPTs with the End-User in Mind

Prevention with a Twist: Developing MPTs with the End-User in Mind

Prevention with a Twist: Developing MPTs with the End-User in Mind 20-22 March 2018 Brussels, Belgium Briefly providing a background on MPTs, this presentation centered around the importance of incorporating end-user research at each stage of product development. Featuring lessons learned from the microbicide field and the product pipeline, it delivered key messages from the […]

Mann, C. March 2018
Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention: The Promise of MPTs 17-18 January 2017 Oakland, CA, USA This presentation provided an overview of MPTs as innovative, breakthrough solutions that aim to deliver simultaneous prevention of at least two health risks: unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs. With an array of MPTs in development, it highlighted the […]

Young Holt, B. & Stewart, K. January 2017
The Next Wave in HIV Prevention: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs)

The Next Wave in HIV Prevention: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs)

The Next Wave in HIV Prevention: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) 17 October 2016 Chicago, IL , USA Building from the key recommendations from the IMPT’s Clinical Evaluation Workshop and HC and MPTs Meeting for MPTs in September, the objective of this satellite was to further define the technical, clinical and market data required to justify […]

Bethany Young Holt October 2016
Putting hindsight to use: Applying lessons learned from family planning to new  HIV prevention products and multipurpose prevention technologies

Putting hindsight to use: Applying lessons learned from family planning to new HIV prevention products and multipurpose prevention technologies

Putting hindsight to use: Applying lessons learned from family planning to new HIV prevention products and multipurpose prevention technologies 13 October 2016 Seattle, WA, USA The RHSC meeting organizers requested that the IMPT coordinate a joint panel with IPM to combine separate abstract submissions on new reproductive health technologies. The joint IMPT/IPM panel session objectives […]

October 2016
STIs and the Increasing Epidemiological Need for Innovative SRH Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

STIs and the Increasing Epidemiological Need for Innovative SRH Prevention: The Promise of MPTs

STIs and the Increasing Epidemiological Need for Innovative SRH Prevention: The Promise of MPTs 01-02 November 2016 Denver, CO, USA This presentation provided an overview of how the IMPT’s prioritization of actions to increase the awareness and development of MPTs can impact the incidence of unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs in the United States. […]

Thomas, V. November 2016
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Girls and Women

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Girls and Women

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Girls and Women 30 May 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This panel session highlighted that MPTs would provide a greater selection for women to choose from based on their varying sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs, and thus would empower women to control their own health. However, there are several challenges […]

May 2013
MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families

MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families

MPTs for sexual and reproductive health: meeting a critical need for women and their families 24 May 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark Session on MPTs at the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC): First Global Conference on Contraception, Reproductive and Sexual Health This session discussed the definition of MPTs, the global need among the female […]

May 2013
New Products, New Paradigms: Combination Products for Women

New Products, New Paradigms: Combination Products for Women

New Products, New Paradigms: Combination Products for Women 26 July 2012 Washington, DC, USA This session highlighted the needs, challenges, and opportunities for developing MPTs. It also discussed various first generation MPTs that are on-demand products or are sustained-release devices. The emphasis on women in different countries having various needs raises the importance of collaborative […]

July 2012
Prevention of Multiple Reproductive Health Indications

Prevention of Multiple Reproductive Health Indications

Prevention of Multiple Reproductive Health Indications 15-18 April 2012 Sydney, Australia This panel explored MPT products’ role and potential in sexual and reproductive health, and the demographics relevant to diverse unmet needs. The panel also discussed the necessary attributes of high-impact products, the opportunities and challenges inherent in their development, and the pipeline of products […]

April 2012