In May 1994, the Population Council, in conjunction with the Pacific Institute for Women's Health and the International Women's Health Coalition, hosted a meeting for women's health advocates from around the world to discuss the development of microbicides. This process was the first step in building greater understanding and mutual respect among women's health advocates and Population Council staff and scientists with regard to the technology of microbicides. Participants hoped that the recommendations resulting from this initiative would have a positive influence not only on the development of microbicides, but on all reproductive health technologies. This report aims to reproduce some of the flavor of the deliberations by compiling short essays from most of the meeting participants. The report also offers recommendations that were presented to the senior officers and president of the Population Council.
Partnership for prevention: A report of a meeting between women's health advocates, program planners, and scientists, Robert H. Ebert Program on Critical Issues in Reproductive Health Publication Series. New York: Population Council, 1994.
Robert H. Ebert Program on Critical Issues in Reproductive Health