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Three condoms, with birth control pills and other forms of contraception in the background.

​NICHD Contraception and Birth Control Research Information

​Contraceptive ​research and development is critical for providing safer, more efficacious methods of preventing unintended pregnancies. By supporting research on a variety of contraceptive methods and evaluating their safety and efficacy, NICHD is helping to ensure that the health needs of individuals across the nation and globe are being met.