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US Women’s Preferences, Acceptability and User Experiences with Three Different Intravaginal Rings Varying in External Diameter: A Qualitative Study

Intravaginal rings (IVRs) are being developed as multipurpose prevention technologies for simultaneous HIV and pregnancy prevention. No empirical data exists to support the current 54-58mm external diameter (ED) as ideal. Understanding the impact of ED on IVR use is critical for developing products that are acceptable, facilitating comfortable, correct use.

November 2023

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Journal Article
MPT Article
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Citation:

Intravaginal rings (IVRs) are being developed as multipurpose prevention technologies for simultaneous HIV and pregnancy prevention. No empirical data exists to support the current 54-58mm external diameter (ED) as ideal. Understanding the impact of ED on IVR use is critical for developing products that are acceptable, facilitating comfortable, correct use.

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Authors: Sales, M ; Shetty, S ; Nguyen, M ; Pitsoulakis, E ; Kalifa, N ; Atrio, J ; Sant’Anna Marinho, C ; Bruce, I ; Haddad, L ; Friedland, BA

Health Risks(s):

  • HIV
  • Unintended Pregnancy

Product type(s):

  • Contraceptives
  • HIVinhibitor
  • IVR
  • MPTs

Topic(s):

  • MPTs
  • Development
  • Social

Region(s)

  • United States

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