chemosterilants


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chemosterilants

chemicals used to render an animal sterile. To date, used principally in creating sterile male insects in the control of single mating insects such as screw-worm.
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The antis will cite safety issues and suggest the use of chemosterilants.
Scientists have successfully controlled pest insects by releasing large numbers of both sexes that have been sterilized by irradiation or chemosterilants, to mate with the wild population.
In a study evaluating synthetic steroids as chemosterilants for rodent control, rats refused to ingest ethinyl estradiol and developed a specific aversion for methyl testosterone when pregnant or lactating (54).