Dr. Regine Sitruk-Ware shares new, female contraceptive methods in development.
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Well, these methods we are working on are not yet available. We are working and developing it. We have a gel that is very transparent and easy to use, will be applied in the skin and dry. And this application will deliver the hormones through the skin, and it's applicable every day, but it's very comfortable. It doesn’t smell, it doesn’t stick, and this is one of the methods that we are working on for the future. We are also working on vaginal rings, and they are rings which are for three months, which look like this one which could be used and stay in the vagina for three months. This method is essentially for women who are breast feeding and the hormone which is inside is a natural hormone, progesterone, and not creating any harm for the infant who drinks the milk. We are developing this method for the future as well, and we have also some others available like another ring which is, in fact, very flexible, very supple, and that can be introduced in the vagina and used for three weeks and then taken out for another week during which the woman has her menses. So these are some of the methods which will be developed for the future.