Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

The START Center Global Program was launched in 2011 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Initially, the Program was designed to support research and analysis for program teams at the Gates Foundation. Since that time, The START Center Global Program has expanded and now provides high-quality research and analytic support for a number of additional clients.


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Family Planning On-Demand Contraceptives

A landscape analysis of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic literature to investigate the use of levenorgestrel (LNG) and UPA (ulipristal acetate) for on demand contraception, a product taken by women pre- peri- or post-coitally potentially multiple times a month in order to prevent pregnancy.

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