251862 PRSH Session: The Real Promise of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 11:10 AM

Wayne Shields , Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Washington, DC
Judy Manning, PhD , US Agency for International Development, Washington, DC
Samukeliso Dube, MD, MPH , Global Campaign for Microbicides/PATH, Johannesburg, South Africa
Bethany Young-Holt, PhD, MPH , Public Health Institute, Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations, Folsom, CA
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health (MPTs) represent a new class of products that would prevent two or more of the following: unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), and other reproductive health infections. This session will review the public health need for these products, a review of the emerging products in the developmental pipeline, and work underway to promote research and development efficiencies based on multidisciplinary collaborations.

Learning Areas:
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of Section on Population, Reproductive, and Sexual Health's presentation, "The Real Promise of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health (MPTs)," participants should be able to: Describe the three primary categories of prevention that are targeted by the multipurpose prevention technologies initiative. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in developing women-controlled prevention methods for HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies. Describe the potential impact that multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) for reproductive health can have on clinical practice and patient care. Describe at least three models of collaboration between the bench, clinical, and behavioral science research communities that can lead to innovation and greater efficiency, and improved reproductive health.

Keywords: Reproductive Health, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a public health researcher on multipurpose prevention technologies and am the director of the Public Health Institute's Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI) project
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.