Medicinal Chemistry as Foundation for Contraception, Birth Control, Family Planning and Fertility
Austrian American Medical Research Institute, Hermanng 4, A-2700 WrNeustadt, Austria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kraetschmer K
Austrian American Medical Research Institute
Hermanng 4, A-2700 WrNeustadt, Austria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 30, 2017; Accepted Date: June 14, 2017; Published Date: June 18, 2017
Citation: Kraetschmer K (2017) Medicinal Chemistry as Foundation for Contraception, Birth Control, Family Planning and Fertility. Med Chem (Los Angeles) 7: 188-192. doi: 10.4172/2161-0444.1000455
Copyright: © 2017 Kraetschmer K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Contraception plays a pivotal role in birth control and family planning and thus affects millions of women not only in the U.S. but also world-wide. Efforts are made in the U.S. to reduce the percentage of unwanted pregnancies, i.e., 49%, which compares unfavorably with Western Europe's percentage of 34% [1,2]. Despite a vast and steadily-increasing literature on the issues of family planning and birth control, several questions are still awaiting clarification, especially with regard to medicinal chemistry, i.e., effects of chemical substances on human endocrinology. The following analysis aims at identifying problem areas in contemporary research and draws attention to flawed data in scholarly publications.