Introduction of Long-acting Family Planning Method to USAID Product Catalog

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April 22, 2021
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Working with USAID’s Global Health Office of Population and Reproductive Health Commodities Security & Logistics Division (GH/PRH/CSL), USAID’s Bureau for Global Health Office of Population and Reproductive Health Research, Technology and Utilization Division (GH/PRH/RTU) and the Hormonal IUD Access Group, we introduced the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) or hormonal IUD into the USAID product catalog for the first time! Family planning priority countries will now be able to procure the product through our project. The hormonal IUD is an effective, long-acting, reversible contraceptive with important non-contraceptive health benefits. To date, access to the method has been limited in LMICs. Now, the expanded reach of this product will help change the global landscape of #FamilyPlanning.

To learn more on the the introduction of the hormonal IUD into the USAID product catalog, read USAID's update here.