Title

Aligning product development and user perspectives: Social-behavioural dimensions of multipurpose prevention technologies

Document Type

Article (peer-reviewed)

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1111/1471-0528.12844

Language

English

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