Developing family planning technologies Evaluating contraceptive products Exploring innovative fertility regulation techniques Researching fertility control Improving family planning techniques Improving contraceptive technology Developing contraceptive technology
Enhancing the appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, availability and delivery of technologies for health and family planning.
Research and development of new methods of contraception. Clinical trials on contraceptive products. Provision of technical assistance in initiating local production of health and contraceptive technologies. Encouragement of the growth of companies involved in providing family planning and sexual health products that meet the needs of people in developing countries. Bridge the gap between technologies of the developed world, and family planning needs of the developing nations; improve availability, effectiveness, safety, consumer acceptance and continued use of contraceptive products in developing countries.
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