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U.S. Government Must Invest More In Developing Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, Paper Says

Guttmacher Institute: Multipurpose prevention technologies hold great promise, but more U.S. investment is necessary to make them a reality
This press release discusses a new analysis by Heather Boonstra, director of public policy at the Guttmacher Institute, on multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs), which are “products that simultaneously protect against multiple risks, such as unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other STIs. … ‘Supporting and adequately funding the development of MPTs should be a higher priority for the U.S. government, especially at a time when private sector support is missing,’ says Boonstra…” (9/15).

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