Innovation: Contraceptive kit

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The Independent Online
After 15 years of preliminary research, the home diagnostics company, Unipath, is about to start clinical trials of a natural contraceptive system. With the use of a urine test and a hand- held monitor, the kit tracks changing levels of the hormones that control ovulation, pinpointing the fertile period. The trials, involving 1,200 women in the UK, Ireland and Germany, will last a year, with the kit likely to be available in 1995.

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