The Cervical Barrier Advancement Society (CBAS) is housed at Ibis Reproductive Health. Ibis Reproductive Health aims to improve women’s reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We accomplish our mission by conducting original clinical and social science research, leveraging existing research, producing educational resources, and promoting policies and practices that support sexual and reproductive rights and health. We work closely with advocates to conceptualize research questions and to help ensure the results of our research lead to positive change in women’s lives. We focus on improving access to abortion, expanding contraceptive choices, advancing prevention strategies for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and linking reproductive health and HIV prevention, care, and treatment. To learn more about Ibis Reproductive Health, please visit the Ibis website.
The Cervical Barrier Advancement Society (CBAS) aims to raise the profile of cervical barrier methods, including diaphragms, caps, female condoms, and other devices, for pregnancy prevention and to provide information about research on female condoms and the potential of cervical barriers to prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
CBAS seeks to promote the following points:
CBAS, officially launched in June 2004, is an initiative stimulated by an emerging global interest in cervical barriers as contraceptives and also potentially as methods for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.
CBAS membership is free and open to all who are interested in joining. CBAS's goal is to create an international, professional networking organization including clinical and social science research groups, academic institutions, advocacy groups, trade associations, and pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies.
CBAS has a nine-person steering committee that provides direction and guidance on CBAS activities and initiatives.
Ibis Reproductve Health fielded a web-based survey from September 2005-January 2006 to evaluate the CBAS website, to understand more about the site users and their perceptions of the site, and to update the site based on their comments.