Standardization of non-systemic contraceptives and sexually transmitted infections (STI) barrier prophylactics.

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published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 157/CAG   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 157/TG 1   Statistical task group Working group
ISO/TC 157/TG 2   Environmental Information Group Working group
ISO/TC 157/TG 3   Forward Planning and Financing of ISO/TC 157 Meetings Working group
ISO/TC 157/TG 5   Procedures for opening condom packages for testing Working group
ISO/TC 157/TG 6   Provision of labelling and information Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 3   Intra-uterine devices Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 10   Burst requirements Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 11   Packaging integrity Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 13   Stability assessment Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 14   Guidance on the use of condom standards Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 15   Additional lubricants Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 17   Synthetic Male Condoms Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 18   Female condoms and diaphragms Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 19   Methods for hole detection Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 20   Clinical trials Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 21   Chemical residues Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 23   Natural rubber latex male condoms Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 157

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 157:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 45/SC 4 Products (other than hoses) ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 157

ISO/TC 157 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 45/SC 3 Raw materials (including latex) for use in the rubber industry ISO
ISO/TC 45/SC 4 Products (other than hoses) ISO
ISO/TC 194 Biological and clinical evaluation of medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of health care products ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 3 Environmental labelling ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CI Consumers International A
DFID Department for International Development A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation A
PATH Program for Appropriate Technology in Health A
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund A
WHO World Health Organization A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
22-25 May 2023 Edinburgh (United Kingdom) ISO/TC 157  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 157 - Secretariat

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