Social Norms and Contraceptive R&D
On November 10, 2021 the Contraceptive Technology Innovation (CTI) Exchange hosted a discussion with social norms experts and contraceptive developers. This panel shed light on how and why social norms research can be important and useful for those working in contraceptive R&D, especially in ensuring that products are acceptable and accessible for the populations we are trying to reach.
The panel was moderated by Betsy Constenbader, senior scientist at FHI 360, and speakers included Gustavo Doncel, Scientific and Executive Director, CONRAD; Ben Cislaghi, Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and Dagmawit Tewahido, Research Associate, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health. Watch the full video below.
Want to learn more about social norms research? Here is a list of resources from the the Social Norms Learning Collaborative's Align Platform organized by program phase:
Phase 1: Orientation to social norms
The Flower For Sustained Health: An Integrated Socio-ecological Framework For Normative Influence And Change
Phase 2: Social norms diagnosis
Phase 3: Norms-shifting intervention design
Identifying And Describing Approaches And Attributes Of Norms-shifting Interventions: Background Paper
Social Norms And AYSRH: Building A Bridge From Theory To Program Design
Phase 4: Implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; and expanding norms-shifting programs
EMERGE - (Evidence-based Measures of Empowerment for Research on Gender Equality)
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