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Current Women`s Health Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4048
ISSN (Online): 1875-6581

New Technologies: Non-Hormonal Female Contraception

Author(s): M. Blake Evans and Chon-Hwa Tsai-Morris

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014

Page: [72 - 81] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1573404811666150214004553

Price: $65


Since the introduction of hormonal contraception in the 1960s, their popularity has grown exponentially and benefits a large population of reproductive aged women. Currently available options are lacking for women with comorbidities such as hypertension, migraines, lupus, liver pathology, thrombophilias, obesity, etc. Recent studies reveal promising evidence of several non-hormonal contraceptive methods that will be of tremendous benefit to women with these comorbidities. Non-hormonal contraceptive methods under investigation include Phosphodiesterase (PDE) 3/5/9 inhibitors, matrix metalloprotease (MMP) inhibitors, cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, prostaglandin E2 receptor antagonists, C31G spermicide, SGK/AKT, polidocanol foam, quinacrine pellets, proprotein convertase 6 inhibitors, interleukin 11 (IL-11), leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), and Juno-Izumo binding vesicles. These methods would provide new options for female contraception particularly for those women who can’t use hormonal contraception.

Keywords: Female contraception, non-hormonal.

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