The Women's Health Clinical Research Center at University of Pennsylvania is currently recruiting healthy couples for
a research study of an investigational birth control gel for men.
Current birth control options available to men are limited to vasectomy and condoms. No safe, highly effective,
reversible method is currently available to men who are interested in sharing the responsibility of family planning.
The purpose of this research is to test how well the gel works to prevent pregnancy and which side effects it causes.
The birth control gel being used in this research study is investigational. An "investigational" drug is an experimental drug that has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be sold in the United States.
This gel is currently being developed to prevent pregnancy. The gel, a daily application of Nestorone and Testosterone, is a combined birth control gel. It works by suppressing sperm production.
If you agree to participate in the study, you will take part in this research for about 2 years.
Participation in this study involves:
• visits to the study site and study phone calls
• physical exams
• blood and urine sampling
• semen collection
• using the investigational gel daily
If you are interested in participation please fill out the pre-screener questions below. If you qualify, the research team will contact you for next steps of further screening and participation.