9. A Tampon-like Xerogel Device for Non-hormonal Contraception

Introduction: An unplanned pregnancy can be an emotionally devastating experience for a woman. To expand non-hormonal choices for female-controlled contraceptive methods, this research aims to develop a drug-free, tampon-like xerogel device capable of fortifying natural contraceptive mechanisms within the female reproductive tract. Methods: Xerogel devices were fabricated by lyophilization of a hydrogel comprised of Carbopol® […]