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International Conference on Family Planning
The fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) was held in November in Kigali, Rwanda. Contraceptive technology innovation was highlighted throughout the week. Read full article
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Launch of first clinical trial for male contraceptive gel
Three sites in the U.S. started enrolling couples in the first-ever clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a gel for men to prevent unintended pregnancy. Read full article
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Celebrating #NextGenContraception on World Contraception Day
The CTI Exchange joins global partners in celebrating World Contraception Day. To celebrate, we are pleased to share highlights from our recent #NextGenContraception campaign. Read full article
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FDA approvals for Annovera and Natural Cycles app
On August 10, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made two major announcements related to contraception. The FDA permitted marketing of Natural Cycles and it approved AnnoveraTM. Read full article
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Newly Published: Can WIN 18,446 function as a nonhormonal female contraceptive? 
Vitamin A deficient women produce less retinoic acid, and this deficiency reduces their fertility. Meanwhile, the compound WIN 18,446 inhibits retinoic acid production. WIN 18,446 has a... Read full article
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A Summer in Contraceptive Development
This summer, we got to work in CTI as undergraduate interns. We knew we were going to be working in contraceptive research and development (R&D), but there were far fewer lab coats and chemi... 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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Report on the International Family Planning Landscape
The Center for Global Development (CGD) and Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) held an international family planning leadership retreat to discuss the current landscape of the field. Read full article
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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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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