Research priorities For Contraception That Were published By NICHD


The NICHD priorities for studying contraception,
Selected research topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Studies of the ability of progestin- and testosterone-based topical gels to reduce gonadotropin levels and reversibly inhibit sperm production (spermatogenesis)
  • Studies of a progesterone receptor modulator, CDB-2914, as an emergency oral contraceptive when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse
  • Studies of the efficacy of a novel female condom for preventing both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections
  • Studies of progestin-based compounds that can prevent pregnancy without increasing the risk of blood clots and other venous thromboembolism-type conditions, especially in obese women
  • Studies of the use of a novel progestin- and estradiol-releasing vaginal ring for effective contraception without increasing the risk of blood clots and other venous thromboembolism-type conditions, especially in obese women

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