A new woman-controlled contraceptive vaginal ring: a global step forward

More than 40 years ago, the development of contraceptive vaginal rings began, based on the fact that the vaginal epithelium can absorb steroid hormones and the capacity of elastomers to release these hormones at almost constant rates.1 The growing interest in woman-controlled contraceptive methods has supported and accelerated the process. Read more: see attachment 0 Facebook

Improving affordability of new Essential Cancer Medicines

Effective cancer care requires investment in health infrastructure, a trained health workforce, and quality- assured, affordable medicines within a sustainable supply chain. To this end, in a major move to increase access to cancer medicines in low-income and middle- income countries (LMICs), WHO has added ten new cancer therapies to its 21st Model List of […]

Type-Specific Human Papillomavirus Prevalence, Incident Cases, Persistence, and Associated Pregnancy Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Women in Kenya

BACKGROUND: Persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the preeminent factor driving the development of cervical cancer. There are large gaps in knowledge about both the role of pregnancy in the natural history of HPV infection and the impact of HPV on pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: This single-site prospective cohort substudy, nested within […]

Opportunities for linking research to policy: lessons learned from implementation research in sexual and reproductive health within the ANSER network

BACKGROUND: The uptake of findings from sexual and reproductive health and rights research into policy-making remains a complex and non-linear process. Different models of research utilisation and guidelines to maximise this in policy-making exist, however, challenges still remain for researchers to improve uptake of their research findings and for policy-makers to use research evidence in […]