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Newly Published Results of a Phase I/II Trial for LNG-only Patches
A recently published article reports on a phase I/II pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic clinical trial of two levonorgestrel (LNG)-only contraceptive patches. Read full article
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Published Review on Responses to Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Changes
A recently published review in Reproductive Health summarizes research on women’s responses to contraceptive-induced menstrual bleeding changes (CIMBCs). Read full article
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Vaginal Ring Dose-Finding Results Published
Results from a dose-finding study on a novel vaginal ring utilizing 17β-estradiol rather than ethinyl estradiol were published in the May issue of Contraception. Read full article
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New summer Twitter campaign: #NextGenContraception
The CTI Exchange’s summer social media campaign aims to highlight the importance of new contraceptive research and development to meet the needs and preferences of women and men globally. ... Read full article
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Upcoming Webinar Series: “Mind the Gap”
The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is hosting a webinar series, titled “Mind the Gap”, on their latest Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis (CGA 2018). View Event
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NIH Announces Funding for Novel Contraceptive Methods
The National Institutes of Health has released a new funding solicitation to support the development of novel nonsteroidal contraceptive methods. Read full article
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Contraceptive Technology Innovation: A Wise Investment
As long as women and men find current family planning methods unacceptable, unaffordable, or inaccessible, there will be a need to invest in contraceptive technology innovation. Read full article
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Contraceptive Technology Innovation: It’s Everyone’s Business
Everyone must be engaged to move the science of contraceptive technology innovation forward – to bring it out of the laboratories and get it to the people who need it on the ground. Read full article
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Upcoming Webinar: “Imagining the future of women’s contraception”
This month, the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition will twice host the webinar: “Imagining the future of women’s contraception: Results from the CT Innovation Lab Workshops in Kenya ... View Event
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Ferring Pharmaceuticals to Issue Biomarker Research Grants
Applications for Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ Innovation Grants Program to support biomarker research are due June 11.  Read full article
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Getting Behind Human-Centered Design for Contraceptive Innovation
With high unmet need for family planning methods still present, a huge opportunity exists to look at new ways to design products that respond to women’s needs and preferences, rather than ... Read full article
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Vaginal Rings: The Future is Now
Successes and lessons learned from Progering and Dapivrine —the first vaginal rings to be introduced—will be critical in informing the introduction of the rings currently in development. Read full article