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 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 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
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/PC 325 Sex toys - Design and safety requirements for products in direct contact with genitalia, the anus, or both ISO
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

ISO/TC 157 - Secretariat

DSM [Malaysia]

Standards Malaysia
Department of Standards Malaysia
Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Level 4-7, Tower 2
Menara Cyber Axis
Jalan Impact, Cyber 6
63000 Cyberjaya Selangor

Tel: +60 3 80082900
Fax: +60 3 80082901

Secretariat direct:

Mr Feris Frederick
Tel: +60383191475
Fax: +60383191511