Global GynecologyContraceptive Technologies: Looking Ahead to New Approaches to Increase Options for Family PlanningHADDAD, LISA B. MD, MS, MPH; TOWNSEND, JOHN W. PhD; SITRUK-WARE, REGINE MDAuthor Information The Population Council, New York, New York L.B.H., J.W.T., and R.S.-W. are all employed by the Population Council and are involved in the development of several of the products discussed in this manuscript. Correspondence: Lisa B. Haddad, MD, MS, MPH, The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY. E-mail: [email protected] Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2021 - Volume 64 - Issue 3 - p 435-448 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000628 Buy Metrics Abstract With persistently high global rates of unintended pregnancy and contraceptive nonuse, nonadherence and discontinuation, new contraceptive methods must address the needs of women and men who seek alternatives to their current options. Methods under development aim to reduce potential side effects, improve access and ease of use, ensure safety, increase secondary benefits associated with method use and expand options for both women and men. Developmental approaches employed to enhance current methods utilize new delivery systems and novel active pharmaceutical ingredients. This will improve overall user satisfaction with the methods used while expanding the number of options available to provide choice and value user autonomy in the highly diverse contraceptive markets around the world. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.