Cincinnati--Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College
of Medicine are part of a national study comparing latex condoms to a
new polyurethane-type condom. Principal investigator Robert Rebar, MD,
professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and coinvestigator Michael
Thomas, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, are
leading the study to compare the condoms' effectiveness in preventing
pregnancies, and providing safety and comfort.
complain about sex not feeling natural when they use a condom. James
Liu, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a coinvestigator of
the study says, "this new condom would be thinner and would feel more
Cincinnati is one of nine research locations in the
country conducting this study. Cincinnati is also a leader in the study
in the number of participants and has been asked to conduct additional
research to help the other locations. Researchers need 100 local
couples to participate in this national study. To qualify for the study, female participants must be 18-35 years of age, and male participants must be 18-50 years of age.
Participants must also be healthy, and currently involved in a stable,
monogamous relationship for at least six months. The female participant
cannot be pregnant, breast feeding, or have a medical condition related
Study participants will receive compensation. If you are interested in participating in the study or if you need more information, call 584-4100.