Tripterygium Wilfordii

Alternative Name: Tripterygium wilfordii derivatives, including triptolide

Description: Tripterygium wilfordii is a plant in the botanical family Celastraceae common to China. A derivative of Tripterygium wilfordii, triptolide, has been shown to produce significantly lowered sperm density, with the remaining sperm incapable of swimming effectively. Other derivatives have also been studied.

Product Details

User: Male

Hormonal: No

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: WHO, University of California at Los Angeles

Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development

Development Stage: Lead Optimization

Active Development: No

Additional Information

  • Waites GM. (2003) Development of methods of male contraception: impact of the World Health Organization Task Force. Fertil Steril. 80(1):1-15.

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