MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #23 - 18 March


Dear Colleagues,


The Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) field is steadily evolving and expanding. Provided below are links to recent publications, media articles, and other resources relevant to MPTs to keep you up-to-date. Please note that contents are neither endorsed by nor necessarily represent the views of the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT), and that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of resources may not be publicly available.


If you have a resource to include in our next issue, please send to Vanetta Thomas at [email protected]. Previous issues are available on the CAMI Health website.     




IMPT Secretariat Staff

Journal Articles
Controlling levonorgestrel binding and release in a multi-purpose prevention technology vaginal ring device. Murphy, D.J., Boyd, P., McCoy, C.F., Kumar, S., Holt, J.D.S., Blanda, W., ... Malcom, K. (2016, March). Journal of Controlled Release, 226, 138-147. 
Emerging Technologies to Prevent Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women. Seidman, D., Hemmerling, A., & Smith-McCune, K. (2016, March). Seminars in Reproductive Medicine.

Knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors associated with female condoms in developing countries: a scoping review. Moore, L., Beksinska, M., Rumphs, A., Festin, M., & Gollub, E.L. (2015, March). Open Access Journal of Contraception, 2015(6), 125-142. 

'Men don't need to know everything': a field trial of a discreet, female-initiated, contraceptive barrier method (FemCap™) among Haitian-American women. Gollub, E.L., Cyrus, E., Devieux, J.G., Jean-Gilles, M., Neptune, S., Pelletier, V., ... Pierre, L. (2015). Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 17(11), 842-58. 
NextGen HIV prevention: new possibilities and questions. Mayer, K.H .(2016, March). The Lancet, 387(10023), 1036-1038.
Perceptibility and the "Choice Experience": User Sensory Perceptions and Experiences Inform Vaginal Prevention Product Design. Guthrie, K.M., Dunsiger, S., Vargas, S., Fava, J.L., Shaw, J.G., Rosen, R.K., ... Katz., D. (2016, March). AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 32.
Which New Health Technologies Do We Need to Achieve an End to HIV/AIDS? Gray, G. E., Laher, F., Doherty, T., Abdool Karim, S., Hammer, S., Mascola, J., Beyrer, C. & Corey, L. (2016, March). PLOS Biology. 

Media Articles

An Innovative New Vaginal Ring Could Protect Women Against HIV. Coughlin, S. (2016, February 23). Refinery29.
HIV and African Women [Letter to the Editor]. Young Holt, B. (2016, March 4). New York Times. 

This Week in Sex: News from the HIV Epidemic. Kempner, M. (2016, March 11). RH Reality Check.
Vaginal Ring Offers Hope in HIV Prevention. Roehr, B. (2016, February 24). Scientific American.
Vaginal Ring Protects Women From HIV - When They Use it. Fox, M. (2016, February 22). NBC News.
Zimbabwe: Dapivirine Ring - Hope for Women. Sachiti, R. (2016, March 8). All Africa. 

Press Releases


Exploring Dapivirine Ring Results. (2016, March 1). AVAC.

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs): a promising response to current challenges around hormonal contraceptive methods & HIV. (2016, March 8). Vogelsong, K., Polis, C., Hemmerling, A., Dellplain, L. Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies. 

Technical Resources 

Market Access Framework for Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) Development and Introduction. (2016) Dellplain, L.,Young Holt, B., Hemmerling, A., Romano, J., van der Straten, A., & Turpin, J. Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies.  
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