August 11, 2016

Expanding Access to a New, More Affordable Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System in Kenya: Service Delivery Costs Compared With Other Contraceptive Methods and Perspectives of Key Opinion Leaders

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Authors: Kate H Rademacher, Marsden Solomon, Tracey Brett, John H Bratt, Claire Pascual, Jesse Njunguru, Markus J Steiner

Journal: Global Health: Science and Practice, 4(Suppl 2). August 2016

At a public-sector transfer price of US$15 per unit, the direct service delivery cost of Medicines360's levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG IUS) per couple-years of protection would be comparable with the cost of other contraceptive products commonly procured in Kenya. Interviews with key opinion leaders suggest that introduction of a more affordable LNG IUS could help increase demand for the method.