Monday, June 28, 2010

Scientists Invent Male Contraceptive Pill

Researchers in Israel created a pill that kills sperm, making it unable to fertilize the egg.
The breakthrough pill could be available in as little as three years, according to the scientist behind the discovery. Unlike the jab form of the male pill it doesn't use a combination of the male hormone testosterone and the female hormone progesterone to block pregnancy. The scientist behind the male pill discovery has developed a tablet that removes a vital protein in sperm that is required for a woman to conceive. So while sperm still get through to the uterus they are unable to fertilize an egg. Using this approach, researchers believe they have a pill that is 100% effective at stopping pregnancy. Not only is it long lasting but it also has other pluses. There are no side effects as suffered by women who take the contraceptive pill.
While the researchers added that because there are no hormonal side effects (the men in the current clinical trials report feelings of moodiness, depression and loss of sex drive), the pill, which can be taken either once a month or once every three months, will be cleared by the FDA and others pretty easily.

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