MPTs, Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, are products that simultaneously protect against multiple risks, such as unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs. MPTs currently under development include vaginal rings, gels, and fast dissolving films and tablets; injectables; and other novel technologies, such as nanofibers and plantibodies. These new methods of sexual and reproductive health prevention are the most promising innovations on the horizon that can reduce the rates of HIV rates and other STIs, while allowing women to plan and space pregnancies.
- Maternal mortality and morbidity
- High risk and premature birth
- Under 5 mortality
- HIV rates for women
- Infertility and cancers from untreated STIs
- Mother to child transmission of HIV
- Unsafe abortion
This Mother’s Day, share the news about MPTs and please consider a donation to the IMPT Secretariat in your mother’s (or daughter’s) name.