Ensuring that women have access to a broad range of methods is one critical component of meeting their contraceptive needs. In almost all cases, registration of contraceptive products is a prerequisite for access.
Regulatory requirements and processes are complex, evolving, and vary by country. As a result, many global health program managers lack the regulatory knowledge needed to plan for registration as a part of new contraceptive product introductions. The goal of this guide is to demystify regulatory affairs for non-experts. Readers will learn the basics of product registration and how this information can support good decision-making by program managers in consultation with regulatory experts.