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San Patten

San Patten is a consultant based in Halifax, Canada who specializes in HIV policy, program evaluation, organizational development and community-based research.

San Patten is a consultant based in Halifax, Canada who specializes in HIV policy, program evaluation, organizational development and community-based research. She wrote the Canadian Microbicides Action Plan and the Canadian HIV Vaccines Plan, and is a co-investigator on the Resonance Project. She is a big proponent for biomedical tools as part of a comprehensive toolkit to prevent HIV, including their potential role in reducing the social-structural inequities that create vulnerability to HIV.

Does New HIV-Prevention Technology Empower Women, or Burden Them?

One key promise of Multi-Purpose Prevention Technologies is that they will allow women to take control over their own sexual and reproductive health decisions. But I can't help but wonder about the difference between putting prevention and contraception 'in women's hands' versus 'on women's shoulders.'
12/02/2014 01:30 EST