This hub offers a wide array of tools, publications, and other media to assist researchers working in contraception and prevention of HIV and other STIs in keeping end-users in mind from the beginning and throughout the product development life cycle.

Why a socio-behavioral research hub for the MPT field?

  • There are many complexities in developing MPTs that will be safe, effective, affordable, and used by women.
  • One key aspect of this process is to study the desirability and acceptability of an MPT candidate during its development so that, when it reaches the market, women will actually use it.
  • It is essential for multidisciplinary experts—including those with expertise in HIV, other STIs, contraception, socio-behavioral and market research, drug development, and clinical research—to connect and collaborate to facilitate integration of end-user research throughout different phases of product development.

Browse our featured categories to find the right resources to support your work!

  • HIV prevention is not all about HIV – using a discrete choice experiment among women to model how the uptake and effectiveness of HIV prevention products may also rely on pregnancy and STI protection (2020)
  • “We are not the same”: African women’s view of multipurpose prevention products in the TRIO clinical study (2019)
  • Young women’s stated preferences for biomedical HIV prevention results of a discrete choice experiment in Kenya and South Africa (2019)
  • A strategic action framework for multipurpose prevention technologies combining contraceptive hormones and antiretroviral drugs to prevent pregnancy and HIV (2018)
  • Effectiveness of female condom in preventing HIV and sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review protocol (2018)
  • End-users’ product preference across three multipurpose prevention technology delivery forms: Baseline results from young women in Kenya and South Africa (2018)
  • Vaginal Film for Prevention of HIV: Using Visual and Tactile Evaluations among Potential Users to Inform Product Design (2017)
  • Indigenous HIV Prevention Beliefs and Practices Among Low-Earning Chinese Sex Workers as Context for Introducing Female Condoms and Other Novel Prevention Options (2016)
  • Qualitative Analysis of Sexually Experienced Female Adolescents: Attitudes about Vaginal Health (2016)
  • Knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors associated with female condoms in developing countries: a scoping review (2016)
  • How to sell a condom? The impact of demand creation tools on male and female condom sales in resource limited settings (2016)
  • Nonuse of contraception among women at risk of unintended pregnancy in the United States (2015)
  • The FACTS about women and pre-exposure prophylaxis (2015)
  • Acceptability and preferences for vaginal dosage forms intended for prevention of HIV or HIV and pregnancy (2015)
  • Engaging male partners in women’s microbicide use: evidence from clinical trials and implications for future research and microbicide introduction (2014)
  • An interdisciplinary framework for measuring and supporting adherence in HIV prevention trials of ARV-based vaginal rings (2014)
  • Efficacy of behavioral interventions to increase condom use and reduce sexually transmitted infections: a meta-analysis, 1991 to 2010 (2011)
  • Baseline correlates of inconsistent and incorrect condom use among sexually active women in the Contraceptive CHOICE Project (2011)
  • Watch: Now a rap song to promote use of condoms (2019)
  • ‘Female condom’ gets a genderless rebrand from FDA (2019)
  • African women prefer multipurpose HIV prevention products (2019)
  • Maximise benefits of female condom, physician counsels women (2019)
  • Survey reveals high number of sexually active women who use no birth control method, supporting the continued need for non-hormonal birth control innovations such as Evofem Biosciences’ Amphora (2018)
  • Celebrating #NextGenContraception on World Contraception Day (2018)
  • ‘Now, few takers for ‘government condoms’ as users look for other options’ (2018)
  • Women around the world lack access to comprehensive contraception-this is the solution (2018)
  • Contraceptive technology innovation: It’s everyone’s business (2018)
  • Getting behind human-centered design for contraceptive innovation (2018)
  • 3D printed intravaginal rings to help protect women from HIV infection and unintended pregnancy (2018)
  • This week in sex: Does game-changing HIV prevention regimen reduce condom use? (2018)
  • Human-centered design and socio-behavioral research: scientific rigor with a dash of savvy and spice (2018)
  • World Contraception Day: Body calls on stakeholders to make access to modern contraception easy (2018)
  • Empowerment – the payoff of new HIV prevention tools for young women (2017)
  • CONRAD launches Quatro in South Africa and Zimbabwe (2016)
  • Competing Priorities: Partner-Specific Relationship Characteristics and Motives for Condom Use Among At-Risk Young Adults (2016)
  • This Week in Sex: News From the HIV Epidemic (2016)
  • 3 Bodies sensitise women to female condom (2015)
  • H.I.V. Drugs: A Failed Trial [Letter to the editor] (2015)
  • Does New HIV-Prevention Technology Empower or Burden Women? (2014)
  • Can you imagine a world without condoms for safe sex? Scientists can (2014)
  • MPTs as Seen From a Bowl of Salad Combo (2014)
  • As strategies to prevent HIV and unintended pregnancies evolve, concepts of “multi-purpose technologies” raise a familiar question (2014)
  • So When Will the Next Big Thing Be Available for General Use? (2014)
  • The South African HIV scientist who gave girls back control of their bodies (2014)
  • Improving SRH and HIV Integration is key for delivering new multipurpose prevention technologies. (2014)
  • NIH’S Dr. Gina Brown reflects on HIV among women and girls – Highlights from AIDS 2014 (2014)
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