Promising progress on a recent project with 99% efficiency.
Since the 1970s, scientists have been working on the male birth control pill.
Now researchers say they have made a promising breakthrough with a proposed male birth control pill that is 99% effective in mice.
Hormonal birth control can have side effects that may deter some men, especially those not at risk of pregnancy, from using them.
Therefore, scientists are currently testing non-hormonal pills without side effects.
John Emory is a physician at the University of Washington. He explains: “Several studies around the world have shown that men are very eager to have access to male contraceptives.
About two-thirds of the men surveyed said they would be willing to use such a contraceptive if it was proven safe and effective.”
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Today there are only 2 methods: condoms and vasectomy.
In 2022, there are still only two methods of male contraception: condoms and vasectomy.
According to John Emory, “Both methods have their drawbacks. All condoms are temporary, but they are a little intrusive and the chance of failure is about 13% within a year of use.
Vasectomy is a very effective form of male contraception, but these are operations that are difficult to reverse afterwards, so they are not considered entirely temporary methods.”
In fertile men, sperm are produced continuously. Pills for men should either prevent the production of spermatozoa or limit their ability to fertilize.
Vasectomy, condom, thermal contraception… Dr. Galliano, urologist and andrologist, talks about the various male contraceptive systems that exist today in France.
Why are there no pills for men? There are two reasons
John Emory comments: “People often ask why there are contraceptives for women and not for men. There are two reasons.
First, men produce over a thousand sperm per second, while women produce one egg per month.
The second reason is that in the reproductive life of women there is a period when they are pregnant, during which they do not produce eggs, while men do not have these periods.
The female pill mimics the effect of pregnancy: the female body thinks that pregnancy has come and does not produce an egg.
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In 2016, clinical trials were stopped due to side effects.
In 2016, the male hormone pill showed its first promising results with 96% effectiveness.
But the clinical trial was halted when participants reported side effects including acne and mood swings.
One of the participants committed suicide, but his family said his death had nothing to do with the study.
According to John Amory, “The concept of risk associated with male contraceptives is relatively new.
Ethicists have approached this by stating that as long as the risk for the entire couple is reduced, even the rather serious risks associated with male contraceptives, as long as they remain rare, will be justified.
Since women are most often responsible for contraception, many of them are looking forward to the introduction of the male pill to the market.
Sterilization, contraceptive pills, IUDs, discover the methods of contraception used in countries around the world.
Heated briefs, testosterone injections, testicular fever, research is ongoing on male contraceptive solutions and the necessary treatments to achieve this goal. Unlike vasectomy, birth control pills cause reversible effects.
The pill will consist of oral administration of synthetic hormones (testosterone or progesterone) to block the production of sperm in the penis. Physicians investigate by research the most suitable method, which would not have any effect on human health.