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

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 3 standards to the following Sustainable Development Goals:


published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 157


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 157


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 157/CAG Chairman 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 4 Testing procedure for Thinner Condoms Working group
ISO/TC 157/TG 5 Procedures for opening condom packages for testing 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 12 Determination of the amount of lubricant 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 22 Latex barrier membranes Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 23 Natural rubber latex male condoms Working group
ISO/TC 157/WG 24 Tubal ligation/Fallopian ring 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 Rubber and rubber products 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 Environmental management 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

ISO/TC 157 - Secretariat

DSM Malaysia
Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia
Malaysian Rubber Board
Quality & Technical Services Division
RRIM Research Station
47000 Sungai Buloh Selangor

Tel: +603-6145 9400
Fax: +603-6157 6525

Secretariat direct:
Mrs Ratna Sari Dewi Dasril