Researchers Jump Through Hoops To Create A New Birth Control; But Wait, It’s For Men.

There may just be a male alternative to birth control on the horizon.


Since the dawn of days contraceptives have been predominantly for female consumption or application; other than condoms. Scientists are adamant of this warranting the accolades a public health breakthrough.

It will not be administered by pill, in fact, by oral consumption at all. It’s a gel like substance that would actually be applied to men’s shoulders.

The male birth control includes the hormone progestin, which prevents the testes from making testosterone at a level that aides sperm production. It also contains testosterone to maintain normal blood levels to attempt to prevent a hormone imbalance that could perhaps cause side effects.

Test trials should be on the verge of beginning. The National Institutes of Health plan to start recruiting couples to initiate the process.


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