Promoting Gynecologic, Andrologic, and Reproductive Health
Highlighted Programs and Activities
NEW: NICHD encourages small businesses to collaborate with scientists and clinicians in gynecologic health
Through a small business RFA, NICHD supports collaborative research to develop, advance, and validate new devices and methods for non-invasive diagnosis and/or screening of endometriosis, adenomyosis, and/or uterine fibroids. Learn more: RFA-HD-21-020.
NEW: NICHD Centers to Advance Research in Endometriosis (CARE) program
The recently launched CARE program will support basic, translational, and/or clinical studies to improve female reproductive health through successful prevention and treatment of endometriosis. Learn more: RFA-HD-21-002.
Intramural research: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Program
This program within the NICHD Division of Intramural Research integrates regional clinical care with a post-graduate training program. Participants can study gynecologic disorders that begin before puberty to understand both childhood and adult gynecologic disease and fertility.
Satisfaction is high in preliminary study of male contraceptive pill (PMID: 32298717)
Researchers testing a prototype “male pill” contraceptive method found that, in a preliminary study, 80 percent of participants were satisfied with the proposed method, which included taking up to four pills each day within 30 minutes of consuming a high-fat meal. More than one-half reported that they would use the method as their primary contraceptive if it were available. The findings indicate that a daily male contraceptive pill could be a satisfactory alternative to the female contraceptive pill for preventing pregnancy.