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New female “condom” to be trialled

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1626
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Scientists at Laval University in Quebec, Canada, have received $C350 000 (£157 000; $236 000) in federal funds to undertake phase I trials of a new “invisible condom” for women that they have developed over the past nine years.

    It consists of a microbiocide gel introduced in liquid form into a woman's vagina, which first acts as a physical barrier to …

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