New Non-hormonal Contraceptive Targets

These webinars, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will focus on emerging technologies and approaches to male and female contraception.


Dr. Lonny R. Levin, Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College

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Title: On-demand nonhormonal male contraception via ADCY10 inhibition

Description: Fast-acting sAC inhibitors with slow off-rates can provide safe, pre-coital, on-demand contraception for men which is nonhormonal, orally available, easily tolerated, fast-acting, and readily reversible.

Dr. Celia Santi, Associate Professor of OBGYN, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

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Title: Targeting the sperm-specific K+ channel SLO3 for non-hormonal contraception.

Description: Identification of inhibitors of the sperm specific SLO3 K+ channel that can be developed into a non-hormonal class of female contraceptives that act by targeting sperm capacitation.

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Resource TypeContraceptive Symposium | Resource CategoryEducation | SystemHuman | TopicContraception | SeriesOpening Gates: New Methods and Approaches for Effective Contraception in Both Sexes

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