Aligning product development and user perspectives: Social-behavioural dimensions of multipurpose prevention technologies
Multipurpose prevention technologies provide a compelling response to the multiple and reinforcing sexual and reproductive health risks faced by women globally. To ensure that this potential is realised, product-specific characteristics and their social-behavioural correlates must be considered early in the product development process. This paper provides an overview of the key user-related social and behavioural dimensions of three broad categories of multipurpose prevention technologies: 1) sustained release vaginal rings, 2) pericoital vaginal products, and 3) co-formulated or co-administered injectables. The authors build upon the broad parameters of Target Product Profiles for such products, aligning them with user perspective considerations.
Brady, Martha and Elizabeth E. Tolley. 2014. "Aligning product development and user perspectives: Social-behavioural dimensions of multipurpose prevention technologies," BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 121(Suppl. 5): 70–78.