But now, inspired by colourful layered cocktails, researchers have developed a medium-term, reversible male contraceptive
Hopes for a male contraceptive
pill have increased after a trial appeared to be successful with no significant side-effects.
One in three men would be willing to take a male contraceptive
pill, survey finds
class="MsoNormalThe development of an effective male contraceptive
has for a long time been the white whale of reproductive health scientists eager to allow men the same stake in birth control.
A SCOTS university have been given PS727,000 from Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates to help research a male contraceptive
Among currently married women, the most popular modern family planning method is the male contraceptive
and female sterilisation (each used by nine percent).More women in urban areas are more likely to use a contraceptive method than women in rural areas, 43 percent versus 29 percent respectively.
CHICAGO--Dimethandrolone, a modified form of testosterone, just might turn out to be the long-sought male contraceptive
Take the male contraceptive
pill, which will stop sperm production.
Scientists from the University of Washington have revealed that a male contraceptive
pill has been found to be effective, safe, and does not harm sex drive.
'The pharmaceutical industry has been searching for a medicinal drug which can cause temporary infertility so that it can be used as a male contraceptive
agent, similar to contraceptive tablets taken by women to prevent pregnancies.'
Historically, there hasn't been much interest from pharmaceutical companies in a male contraceptive
. Running clinical trials takes years and is hugely expensive, so it's a risky endeavor when lots of options for female contraception already exist.
The hormonal male contraceptive
study in April will test more than 400 couples in various areas throughout the U.S., U.K, Italy, Sweden, Kenya and Chile.