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Release: Nov. 13, 2001

Men ages 18 to 50 invited to participate in UI infertility study

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care researchers are studying a new medication in the treatment of men diagnosed with infertility.

Jay Sandlow, M.D., an associate professor in the UI department of urology, will serve as the principal investigator at UI Hospitals and Clinics for the study. Seven U.S. medical centers will participate in the nationwide research trial.

Each site will enroll approximately 30 or 40 infertile men between the ages of 18 and 50. Under the randomized study, half of the participants will receive either a placebo or the investigational medication for a period of six months. Participants who receive the placebo will eventually have the option of also receiving the new drug following the completion of the study's initial phase.

For more information, contact the UI department of urology by calling (319) 353-7035.

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