Affiliation: Family Health International
- The effects of spermicides containing nonoxynol-9 on cervical cytologyVera Halpern
Family Health International, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 13950, USA
Contraception 77:191-4. 2008..This analysis was undertaken to compare the effect of the different dosages and formulations of spermicides containing nonoxynol-9 (N-9) on cervical cytology...
- Effectiveness of cellulose sulfate vaginal gel for the prevention of HIV infection: results of a Phase III trial in NigeriaVera Halpern
Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America
PLoS ONE 3:e3784. 2008..This trial evaluated the safety and effectiveness of 6% cellulose sulfate vaginal gel in preventing male-to-female vaginal transmission of HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydial infection...
- Interim data monitoring to enroll higher-risk participants in HIV prevention trialsVera Halpern
Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
BMC Med Res Methodol 9:44. 2009..We evaluated the effectiveness of interim monitoring of HIV infection rates and on-going modification of recruitment strategies to enroll women at higher risk of HIV in the Cellulose Sulfate Phase III study in Nigeria...
- Predictors of pregnancy in microbicide trialsVera Halpern
FHI, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Contraception 83:436-40. 2011..We performed this analysis to identify baseline participant characteristics associated with increased risk of pregnancy in recent vaginal microbicide trials...
- Notes on the frequency of routinely collected and self-reported behavioral data in HIV prevention trialsDouglas J Taylor
FHI, 2224 East Highway 54, Durham, NC 27713, USA
AIDS Behav 15:389-95. 2011..Results were comparably informative in the reduced case, suggesting that unnecessarily extensive amounts of routine behavioral data may be collected in these trials...
- What predicts non-retention in microbicide trials?Paul J Feldblum
FHI, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 32:512-6. 2011..Identifying factors associated with non-retention could lead to recruitment of women more likely to remain in the trial, potentially yielding greater efficiency and validity...
- Baseline factors associated with incident HIV and STI in four microbicide trialsPaul J Feldblum
Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Sex Transm Dis 37:594-601. 2010..We applied Cox regression models to assess the relationships between baseline demographic, reproductive and behavioral factors and incident HIV, STIs and RTIs...
- Pelvic surgery and hospitalization among Chilean women after nonsurgical sterilization with quinacrine pellets between 1977 and 1989Paul J Feldblum
FHI 360, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Contraception 86:106-9. 2012..Concern about quinacrine lingers because of its carcinogenic effects in rats. We describe results of long-term follow-up of women who underwent quinacrine pellet sterilization in Chile between 1977 and 1989 (N=1492)...
- Steroid hormones for contraception in menDavid A Grimes
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD004316. 2012..Administration of sex steroids to men can shut off sperm production through effects on the pituitary and hypothalamus. However, this approach also decreases production of testosterone, so 'add-back' therapy is needed...