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Improving the Outlook for Women-Initiated Dual Protection

Two new technologies would improve women's options for protection from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections: the PATH Woman's Condom and the SILCS diaphragm.

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The Promise of HIV Preventive Technologies

An HIV vaccine and microbicides both have huge potential to make a difference for reproductive health—especially for women of color, who are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

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No Period? No Problem!

The "no period pill" Lybrel is more about marketing than new technology, yet it has met mixed reactions ranging from questioning women's very identity without menstruation to lauding a new option for preventing periods and pregnancy.

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Funding and Support Needed for Microbicides

As women become more at risk for HIV, microbicides represent a promising technology that would allow women to initiate protection from sexually transmitted infections, as well as prevent pregnancy.

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