New video explores potential "side benefits" of contraceptive methods
As described across several posts in the blog series, “Not all Bad: Rethinking Contraceptive Side Effects,” many contraceptive methods offer non-contraceptive health and lifestyle benefits that are often underappreciated or unknown to potential users and healthcare providers.
A new video, Exploring Potential "Side Benefits" of Contraceptive Methods, introduces the concept of non-contraceptive benefits of family planning and explores how governments and partners can help expand awareness of these contraceptive "side benefits." In addition, researchers and product developers can consider "side benefits" during the development process in order to design products with non-contraceptive attributes that will be acceptable–and even desirable–for users. The video is also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese. It was developed by Knowledge SUCCESS, Envision FP, and the Contraceptive Technology Innovation (CTI) Exchange.