“Game-changing” contraceptive approved for self-injection in Nigeria

“Game-changing” contraceptive approved for self-injection in Nigeria

David Olson The Nigerian government has approved Sayana Press injectable contraceptive for self-injection by users, a change which advocates hope will improve access to the product. The United Kingdom has already approved self-injection. Other countries are considering doing the same. Sayana Press is the three-month progestin-only injectable contraceptive that combines the drug and needle in a Uniject™ injection system. It is small, light, easy-to-use, and requires minimal training, making it ideal for rural settings and…

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Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition in women

Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition in women

August 9 2016 : The World Health Organization will convene an expert review group later in 2016 to examine the links between the use of various hormonal contraceptive methods and women’s risk of HIV acquisition. The expert review group will assess whether current WHO guidance needs to change in the light of a new review of data, published in AIDS on 9 August 2016, which was commissioned by WHO. For the past 25 years, there…

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New review of evidence on hormonal contraceptive methods and risk of HIV acquisition in women underscores differences between methods

New review of evidence on hormonal contraceptive methods and risk of HIV acquisition in women underscores differences between methods

Concerns increase about a potential causal association between DMPA use and HIV acquisition A systematic review of the most recent epidemiological evidence on hormonal contraceptive methods and the risk of HIV acquisition suggests a reassuring lack of increased risk for users of oral contraceptive pills, the NET-EN injectable contraceptive and implants. However, new data on intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), an injectable contraceptive most commonly sold as Depo-Provera, heightens existing concerns about a possible increase…

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