First year experience with a single–size contraceptive diaphragm (Caya®)
ESC Congress Library. Kessel M. 05/28/14; 50462; A-045
Martin Kessel
Martin Kessel
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Abstract


First year experience with a single-size contraceptive diaphragm (Caya®)


Objectives: 


Explore preliminary consumer and provider experience with a new single-size contraceptive diaphragm, including adequacy of instructional materials, and compare markets where it provided over-the-counter (without fitting) to where it is by prescription.


Methods:


A new contraceptive diaphragm being introduced in Europe has design innovations which eliminate the need for a provider exam to assess diaphragm size. The SILCS diaphragm received CE Mark certification in March 2013, and has been launched under the brand CAYA® contoured diaphragm.  The Caya ® is approved as an over-the-counter (OTC) provision in most European countries, however,  in France and Italy approved Caya® by prescription only.


Consumer and provider feedback is being collected through several methods to monitor early experience with this new device, and assess whether the educational materials provided with the Caya® diaphragm are sufficient for women learn to use the Caya® successfully.  A consumer survey was launched in Germany in October 2013 and will run for five months.  Provider feedback has been collected at professional meetings over the past 12 months, and through a direct mailing to healthcare providers who requested information about this product.  The manufacturer maintains a call-in number and a web-site where consumer and provider feedback and questions are being collected.  This presentation will share preliminary feedback collected from these sources.


Results:


Caya diaphragm was launched in eight countries during 2013, and used by more than 12.000 women.  Feedback through the online survey, and  direct responses   at conferences and through the website suggest the  instructional video and the  printed instructions are sufficient to teach women use the Caya® .  The consumer survey and outreach to providers will assess whether women   meet with a provider for additional counseling instructions, and what are common questions and concerns.


Family planning providers see this a an option for younger women under 35years as well as for peri-menopausal women and also for women who cannot use other methods.  During the first six months of consumer experience, few   consumer complaints or questions were reported .


Conclusions


Based on preliminary feedback, the  OTC delivery of the Caya® diaphragm seems successful, with fewer than expected consumer questions.  The requirement in France and Italy for prescription is being monitored, but initial data suggest this has not significantly affected access. Additional outreach to providers and consumers is warranted to understand experiences with this new single size diaphragm.  

 


Abstract


First year experience with a single-size contraceptive diaphragm (Caya®)


Objectives: 


Explore preliminary consumer and provider experience with a new single-size contraceptive diaphragm, including adequacy of instructional materials, and compare markets where it provided over-the-counter (without fitting) to where it is by prescription.


Methods:


A new contraceptive diaphragm being introduced in Europe has design innovations which eliminate the need for a provider exam to assess diaphragm size. The SILCS diaphragm received CE Mark certification in March 2013, and has been launched under the brand CAYA® contoured diaphragm.  The Caya ® is approved as an over-the-counter (OTC) provision in most European countries, however,  in France and Italy approved Caya® by prescription only.


Consumer and provider feedback is being collected through several methods to monitor early experience with this new device, and assess whether the educational materials provided with the Caya® diaphragm are sufficient for women learn to use the Caya® successfully.  A consumer survey was launched in Germany in October 2013 and will run for five months.  Provider feedback has been collected at professional meetings over the past 12 months, and through a direct mailing to healthcare providers who requested information about this product.  The manufacturer maintains a call-in number and a web-site where consumer and provider feedback and questions are being collected.  This presentation will share preliminary feedback collected from these sources.


Results:


Caya diaphragm was launched in eight countries during 2013, and used by more than 12.000 women.  Feedback through the online survey, and  direct responses   at conferences and through the website suggest the  instructional video and the  printed instructions are sufficient to teach women use the Caya® .  The consumer survey and outreach to providers will assess whether women   meet with a provider for additional counseling instructions, and what are common questions and concerns.


Family planning providers see this a an option for younger women under 35years as well as for peri-menopausal women and also for women who cannot use other methods.  During the first six months of consumer experience, few   consumer complaints or questions were reported .


Conclusions


Based on preliminary feedback, the  OTC delivery of the Caya® diaphragm seems successful, with fewer than expected consumer questions.  The requirement in France and Italy for prescription is being monitored, but initial data suggest this has not significantly affected access. Additional outreach to providers and consumers is warranted to understand experiences with this new single size diaphragm.  

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