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Special issue of Biology of Reproduction highlights contraceptive development



Sparked by conversations from the 2019 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Contraceptive Development Meeting, this month’s special issue of Biology of Reproduction focuses on the past, present, and future of contraceptive development.


With more than 20 articles, the issue covers a variety of topics, including a review of preclinical development of non-hormonal contraceptives, contraceptive development outside the pharmaceutical industry, the importance of novel partnerships to promote male contraceptive development, and discussions about emerging targets for drug development, including fertility-related genes. The issue also delves into multi-purpose technologies and other novel approaches to contraception, including small molecule contraceptives.

The special issue can be found online here. All articles are now open access.


Read more about one of the articles, The new contraceptive revolution: developing innovative products outside of industry” in a blog post outlining Five key questions for anyone new to contraceptive R&D.

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