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.

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  • 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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