The “Male Pill”: The Learning Curve from Basic Science to the Drug Development Pipeline and the Strength of Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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The “Male Pill”: The Learning Curve from Basic Science to the Drug Development Pipeline and the Strength of Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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dc.contributor.author Tash, Joseph S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-16T18:36:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-16T18:36:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6830
dc.description Scientifically Led National Enterprises Panel en
dc.description.abstract Nearly five decades have elapsed since the development of the female contraceptive hormone pill. During this time numerous alternative female contraceptive methods have also gained acceptance, however “the pill” and other hormone-based female contraceptive methods remain the most widely used. There are many couples where the female cannot use existing methods. For the male, effective contraceptive methods are limited to condoms and vasectomy. NIH, WHO, and the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine have all stressed the need to develop new non-hormonal contraceptive methods. In the US, 30% of men use these male methods, so there is already a significant acceptance of male alternatives for actively participating in family planning. My basic research in male reproductive biology has always focused on identifying regulators of sperm or testis function that could be employed to develop a male contraceptive. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartof Presentations (Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit 2010) en
dc.subject birth control en
dc.subject drug development en
dc.subject non-hormonal contraceptive methods en
dc.subject.lcsh Birth control en
dc.subject.lcsh Oral contraceptives, Male en
dc.subject.lcsh Contraceptives en
dc.title The “Male Pill”: The Learning Curve from Basic Science to the Drug Development Pipeline and the Strength of Interdisciplinary Collaboration en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.contributor.meetingname Missouri Life Sciences Summit (2010: University of Missouri--Kansas City) en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri (System) en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri System. Missouri Summits. Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit 2010.


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