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08 March 2017

What if men were able to use contraceptives similar to the pill?

What if men were able to use contraceptives similar to the pill? It would potentially enable women and men to share the responsibility for birth control more equally. A new study has found that a hormone jab that dramatically lowers men’s sperm count is almost 96% effective in preventing pregnancy, making it “far better than the condom” and putting it “in the same ballpark as the pill”. While promising, the combination of hormones used resulted in unacceptable side-effects, including depression and increased libido, sending researchers back to the drawing board for now.

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