Introducing New Contraceptive Technologies in Developing Countries
The successful development and then introduction of a new contraceptive technology onto the market involves a number of interrelated activities. These activities are designed to ensure that the new technology is safe and acceptable to intended users and can be adequately and promptly supplied to users, and that the continuing effectiveness and safety of the technology in a given population can be appropriately monitored. Once a safe and appropriate method has been developed, the major activities involved in contraceptive introduction can be divided into three overall categories: supply, promotion, and surveillance.
KeywordsFamily Planning Health Care Worker Local Production Contraceptive Technology Social Marketing Program
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