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02 June 2010

Male 'Pill' still a ways off

To date, no one has come up with an equivalent product for men, a male "pill" that would safely block or dramatically reduce sperm production.

For half a century, women have had access to birth control pills. Men? Still waiting. To date, no one has come up with an equivalent product for men, a male "pill" that would safely block or dramatically reduce sperm production.

Research on a male birth control pill has lagged for a number of reasons, said Dr John K. Amory, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

 
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