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Contraception and Birth Control: For Researchers and Health Care Providers

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Information About Contraception Research

  • NICHD Contraception and Reproductive Health (CRH) Branch Report to the NACHHD Council (2008) (PDF - 536 KB)
    This report describes research and research training supported by the CRH Branch. Topics include contraceptive research and development, contraceptive and reproductive evaluation, prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, selected reproductive and gynecological issues, and training.
  • CRH Branch Supported Projects
    The CRH Branch provides a list of its research studies that are searchable by principal investigator (PI), grant number, or fiscal year.
  • “Contraceptive Microbicide Research and Development Program: A Vision for the Future” (PDF - 172 KB)
    This 2001 report on the NICHD Contraceptive Microbicide Research and Development Program provides an overview of currently supported activities and anticipated short-term plans and priorities in this area. It also briefly describes the Institute’s wide range of collaborative partnerships with other NIH Institutes and Centers, additional federal and nongovernmental agencies, and private sector organizations interested in microbicide research.
  • Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network (CCTN)
    The CCTN field centers are selected on the basis of their capacity to conduct Phase I, II, and III trials. The network scientists conduct research on oral, vaginal, intrauterine, injectable, implantable, or topical contraceptive drugs and devices. 
  • Reproductive Health for the 21st Century (PDF - 4.56 MB)
    During 1998 and 1999, the NICHD staff engaged the scientific community in jointly developing a strategic plan to facilitate achieving its mission. The initial framework document for this plan, “From Cells to Selves,” highlighted four areas for immediate strategic development and described a series of scientific goals under each area.
  • Endometrium Database Resource (EDR) External Web Site Policy
    The EDR is an evolving bioinformatics resource on genes associated with the uterus.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Research Grants and Awards External Web Site Policy
    ASRM lists its research grants and awards given in the area of reproductive medicine, including a competitive training grant from the NICHD to provide reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellows with specialized training in reproductive medicine and biology.
  • Center for Research in Reproduction Ligand Assay and Analysis Core External Web Site Policy
    This University of Virginia center employs state-of-the-art methods to quantitate peptide and steroid reproductive hormones in blood and tissue. It also develops new methodology; prepares labeled reagents for immunoassays, immunocytochemistry, and binding studies; and assists in the transfer of technology to participating investigators.

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