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Product Registration: Pro Tips for Program Managers
New contraceptive products have the potential to help women and girls plan the families and lives they desire. Among the 214 million women in developing countries with an unmet need for fami... Read full article
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Male Contraception Initiative RFA is Now Open
MCI’s 2019 FRA is open for submission. This funding will support research in reversible, non-hormonal male contraceptive discovery and development. MCI intends to fund up to five grant... Read full article
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One contraceptive for both men and women
YourChoice Therapeutics is attempting to revolutionize birth control options for women and men by developing options that are hormone-free, safe, easy to use, and effective. In men, the prod... Read full article
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Ovaprene® holds promise as non-hormonal contraceptive
Ovaprene®, a non-hormonal, monthly birth control ring for women, has been identified as a first-in-category contraceptive product to watch in 2019. Ovaprene® consists of a vaginal silicone... Read full article
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Potential role of genetics in contraceptive failure
Women are often counseled that “perfect” use of hormonal contraception results in greater effectiveness than “typical” use, which encompasses human error in drug dosing and administr... Read full article
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Contraceptive Jewelry Under Development
In the future, preventing pregnancy may be as easy as putting on jewelry. According to an article in the Journal of Controlled Release, researchers at Georgia Tech have tested a transdermal ... Read full article
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It's an exciting time at the CTI Exchange!
Since 2015, the CTI Exchange has served as a platform to increase global access to information and resources that supports contraceptive research, development, registration and introduction.... Read full article
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Why Aren't Female Condom Markets Working?
Gloria dreams of a contraceptive and HIV prevention method that she can control. As a university student in Zambia, Gloria goes on dates in between working and studying. Some of the men hav... Read full article
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DHS Program Seeks Feedback on Model Questionnaires
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is currently soliciting feedback on its model questionnaires, optional modules, and biomarkers. The purpose of collecting user input is to en... Read full article
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NICHD Solicits Feedback on Strategic Plan
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit feedback on its new strategic plan. Read full article
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New Female Condom: How to Interest Providers and Retailers
To address barriers to uptake of the Woman’s Condom, the USAID-funded EECO project paired a consumer-facing marketing campaign, led by PSI, with provider-facing marketing by medical detail... Read full article
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Microneedle patches designed to deliver long-acting contraceptive hormone
Sustained hormonal release of a contraceptive hormone may be possible via the use of biodegradable levonorgestrel-releasing microneedle patches, according to a newly published paper. Read full article