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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Emerging Female Contraceptives.
Author: Bahamondes, Luis
Bahamondes, Maria Valeria
Fernandes, Arlete Maria dos Santos
Monteiro, Ilza
Abstract: Fifty years after the first contraceptive, the market remains restricted regarding composition, cost and routes of administration, and satisfying the needs of millions of women with different requirements according to their stage in life. Women need contraception for almost 30 years of their life. Currently available contraceptives are highly effective with few side effects. This review provides information on emerging female contraceptives including some registered and others at different stages of development. Research efforts aim to reduce costs, improve acceptability and refine 'forgettable' reversible methods. Although developing and testing a new method is laborious and expensive, many new contraceptives are currently under development including different routes of administration. New methods should be affordable, simple to use and suitable for many women. Much work remains to be done and new methods that act on the fusion process between both gametes are desirable without affecting the hormonal milieu.
Subject: Animals
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Drug Discovery
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1517/14728214.2011.536761
Date Issue: 2011
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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