ICRH Kenya

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH -KENYA

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Diaphragm study

Team members:
Fabian Mwanyumba; Mark Hawken; Kishor Mandaliya; Marleen Temmerman;

OBJECTIVES

Main objective:

  • to assess acceptability of, compliance with, and effectiveness of the diaphragm and cervical caps in a population of high-risk women

Specific objectives:

  • To study the acceptability of the diaphragm and the cervical cap in a population of female sex workers
  • To compare the acceptability and the compliance of the diaphragm and the cervical cap in female sex workers
  • To identify determinants of use and compliance with the two female barrier methods
  • To examine the effectiveness of the diaphragm and cervical cap in preventing HIV/STD transmission in a female sexworkers population.

METHODS

  • randomized trial to examine the effectiveness of the local barriermethods (18-24 months)

ACTIVITIES

  • To review the acceptability of diaphragm and cervical cap in the various sex workers populations
  • To train service providers in diaphragm and cap fitting
  • To determine STD/HIV prevalence in the various sites
  • To assess the clinical and laboratory capacity and the potential of follow-up in the different sites

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