Male contraceptive pill is on the horizon, researchers say

A male birth control pill is on the horizon, researchers say.

Numerous pills, injections, and gels have been tested before, but none have made it.

A male birth control pill is on the horizon, researchers say

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However, there are high hopes for two new drugs that have been shown in studies to reduce the production of testosterone and sperm.

And most participants were willing to continue treatment, suggesting they had no unacceptable side effects.

The compounds come from a class of drugs called progestogenic androgens, which lower sperm count.

The US researcher Dr. Tamar Jacobsohn said, “This should get the public excited that male birth control will be available for decades to come.”

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The drugs were tested on 96 healthy men and after a week testosterone levels dropped.

The next step will be to confirm that the pills prevent women from becoming pregnant.

https://www.the-sun.com/health/5547606/contraceptive-pill-men/ Male contraceptive pill is on the horizon, researchers say

Sarah Y. Kim

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