Now is the time to embrace the development of new health technologies that could provide simultaneous protection for the multiple health risks many women face.
Texans can now track the impact of state lawmakers’ cuts to family planning funds using a web and mobile app developed by university researchers.
Multipurpose prevention technologies were the focus of Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health, an international symposium held in Berkeley, CA, in March 2009. For 2 days, more than 150 participants from developing and industrialized countries discussed and debated the opportunities and challenges for advancing technologies that address multiple sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. The symposium proceedings draw from those presentations and the subsequent discussions.2 This editorial seeks to convey the key points of these discussions and engage health care professionals in the effort to fulfill the potential that these technologies might offer.
Carrying the burden of childhood abuse and neglect, these girls and women present a greater, specific challenge to those who work to prevent teen pregnancy.
The Philippines government is championing a form of family planning used by only one percent of women interested in planning their families.
Colorado ranks 40th in the country on access to contraception. The state does not allow Medicaid coverage for family planning, and has no policy on access to emergency contraception. But is the tide turning?