SubQ Assist

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Long-acting contraception are preferred by both governments and women around the world, but they require more advanced training to administer, preventing them from being accessible to women in rural ares of low- and middle-income countries. SubQ Assist is an assistive medical device that dramatically reduces the training required to administer subcutaneous, long-acting contraceptive implants. The device ensures accurate insertion of the contraceptive implant and minimizes the risk of incorrect placement, thereby providing safe access to underserved populations.

Expanding access to long-acting contraception to underserved populations by enabling community healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries to administer subdermal implants.

Open Minds 2016