Soon Contraceptive Jab for Men

MedIndia

A new jab given to men promises to act as a contraceptive in a manner similar to the Pill in women, but without any accompanying side effects

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The Daily Mail reported that 80 couples are taking part in the trial of the drug, which stimulates the brain to close sperm production. The jab is to be given twice a month.

The jab contains male sex hormone testosterone

and synthetic progesterone.

“A lot of women may think it’s time men took their turn. When we carried out surveys of women, they were enormously enthusiastic. The single most common reason was they wanted to share the responsibility for contraception,” said Prof Richard Anderson of Edinburgh University

, who is helping conduct the trial.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.