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Publish Date: 02/18/00
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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UC Seeks Couples for Condom Study

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.

Many people 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 natural."

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 to pregnancy.

Study participants will receive compensation. If you are interested in participating in the study or if you need more information, call 584-4100.

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