Introducing the Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Research supports the introduction of the Progesterone Vaginal Ring (PVR), a user-controlled method that helps breastfeeding women safely space or delay their next pregnancy.

In sub-Saharan Africa, particularly across Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal, ongoing efforts are helping expand access to contraceptive methods for breastfeeding women. These efforts begin with basic research and development to bring innovations in family planning from bench to bedside, and continue with a deepening understanding of the intricacies of product introduction in underserved communities.