Protocol Title:  Vaginal Tablet, Film and Soft Gel Capsule Preferences

Status: Completed


The product acceptability study (PAS II) assessed and compared placebo vaginal tablets, films, and soft gel capsules (without active ingredient) in several urban and semi-urban areas of Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Zambia. 

The women participating in the study were asked to use each of the three products daily for one week and provided feedback on each in the form of pre- and post-use interviews.

Some male partners were interviewed following product use only if women gave prior permission.

A subset of women was invited to participate in focus group discussions at the end of the study to provide additional details about their experiences with each of the three products.


  • Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Morogoro, Tanzania
  • Chipata, Zambia
  • Lusaka, Zambia


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