Cincinnati—University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine
researchers are conducting a study comparing latex condoms to a new
polyurethane film condom. Michael Thomas, MD, associate professor of
obstetrics and gynecology, and Robert Rebar, MD, chair of obstetrics
and gynecology, are leading the study to compare the condoms
effectiveness in preventing pregnancies, safety, and comfort.
need 60 local couples to participate in this national study. To qualify
for the study, the female participants must be 18-35 years old, and the
male participants must be 18-50 years old. The participants must also
be healthy, and involved in a stable, monogamous relationship for at
least six months. The female participant cannot be pregnant,
breastfeeding, or have a medical condition related to pregnancy.
being made of polyurethane film, this new condom is not rolled and is
ready for immediate use. Traditional condoms are rolled and made of
latex, which can cause allergic reactions. "The information collected
from this study may help pave the way for a future new contraceptive
option for couples," says Thomas.
Study participants will receive
compensation. If you are interested in participating in the study or if
you need more information, call 584-0890.