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Oral PrEP Drug Truvada, Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Safe, Acceptable HIV Prevention Methods Among Adolescents, Researchers Report At IAS 2017

Healio: Dapivirine vaginal ring safe, acceptable for HIV prevention in teens “A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science…” (Bortz, 7/25). International Business Times: Truvada, Vaginal Rings…

Female Vaccinators Critical Component Of Achieving Polio Eradication

Project Syndicate: Helping the Heroines of Polio Eradication Minda Dentler, 2017 Aspen New Voices fellow and polio survivor “…[V]ictory over polio is not yet assured. And one factor — the role of female vaccinators — will be a critical determinant of success. … Since UNICEF began emphasizing the hiring of…

African Nations Using Innovative Solutions To Prevent, Treat Fistula

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Africa fights fistula with mobile money and community ambassadors “From training community ambassadors to encourage women with fistula to seek treatment, to cash for transport to hospitals, African nations are finding new ways to deal with the agonizing childbirth injury that ruins the lives of millions of…

Digital Technologies Improving Access To Family Planning For India’s Youth

Inter Press Service: Digitizing Family Planning: The Way of the Future “Online shopping may have its pros and cons, but when it comes to buying products that have an invisible morality tag, it’s the safest possible option, believes Franklin Paul. One of India’s most vocal advocates for youth rights to…

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