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Science in Medicine 2019/20 Lecture Series
Science in Medicine 2019/20 Lecture Series
WhenThursday, Feb 13, 2020, 1 – 2 p.m.
Campus locationWilliam H. Foege Genome Sciences (GNOM)
Campus roomFoege Auditorium
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThis lecture is open to all faculty, staff and students. No registration is required. For more information contact the School of Medicine at To request disability accommodations contact the Disability Services Offices at (206) 543-6450, or

Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition Co-Director, UWMedicine Diabetes Institute

“A ‘Pill’ for Him:  Efforts to Develop Male Contraceptives”

Despite a variety of effective, reversible and safe female contraceptives, >40% of pregnancies worldwide, including in the US, are unplanned.  My work aims to develop and evaluate reversible male hormonal contraceptives, allowing men to more fully engage in and share the burden of contraception with their partners to reduce unplanned pregnancy.  Clinical trials of prototype male contraceptives, including a “male pill”, a long-acting injection, and a daily transdermal gel have demonstrated promising results.  Our group is focused on optimizing delivery methods and effectiveness, delineating and minimizing adverse effects and assessing the acceptability and potential societal and cultural effects of male hormonal contraceptives.…
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