Dear Family Planning Champion,
Expanding contraceptive choice increases a woman’s ability to voluntarily adopt a family planning method that best meets her needs. For some women, that method is a highly effective, long-acting, reversible contraceptive with notable non-contraceptive health benefits, like the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (IUS) or the hormonal IUS. Although its availability has been limited in low-resource settings, that may be changing as new, more affordable hormonal IUS products become available.
This week we are featuring The Hormonal IUS Access Portal, an online resource for global information about this method.
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Developed by the Hormonal IUS Access Group, this portal is designed, this portal is designed to be a one-stop shop to share the latest research results, service delivery tools, and guidelines for global- and country-level stakeholders on the hormonal IUS.
It provides the contextual information that is essential to inform national introduction and scale-up plans to expand access to this highly effective method, including: