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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 ring encompassing a a permeable mesh in the center which cr... 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 administration. However, a small percentage of women may become pregn... 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. Through collaboration with our contributors and readers, we... 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 enhance the DHS-8 tools so that they better meet current and e... 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. NICHD is seeking input from a ... 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 recent paper published in the journal ... Read full article
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FDA plans new office to revamp drug review process
The United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) has plans to create the Office of Drug Evaluation Science (ODES) in an effort to improve how new medicines are currently reviewed. According to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who Read full article
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International Conference on Family Planning
From November 12-15, more than 3,700 people gathered for the fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the 2018 ICFP was “Investing for a Lifetime of Returns." Experts from around the world delivered p... Read full article
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Launch of first clinical trial for male contraceptive gel
In November 2018, the Population Council, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, and University of Washington School of Medicine announced that three... Read full article