First Things First: Why Do We Need Innovation in Contraception?
Contraception is far more than a healthcare niche; it’s a transformative instrument with broad societal impact.
It enables more sustainable and healthy family structures through family planning and has a profound influence on women’s empowerment by allowing for greater educational and career advancements. In terms of health, it can significantly impact both maternal and child health and from a broader perspective, effective contraception has a cascading positive impact on public health and healthcare resources.
Ensuring access to contraception can also have a big economic impact and even has the power to transform societal norms around gender roles and reproductive responsibilities.
Challenges in Contraceptive Care
Despite its importance, the contraceptive sector is fraught with challenges. On the medical front, existing methods often come with a range of side effects and long-term implications that are not yet fully understood, largely due to a lack of expansive research.
Social challenges include cultural resistance to certain contraceptive methods and pervasive stigmatization and misinformation, can hinder adoption rates.
Economically, the sector grapples with issues of affordability and access to quality contraceptive options for many, as well as broader societal costs when access is limited or denied.
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