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23 Mar
A team of scientists said Wednesday they had developed an oral male contraceptive that is 99 percent effective in mice without causing side effects and could enter human trials by the end of this year. The findings will be presented at the American Chemical Society's spring meeting, and mark a key step towards expanding birth…
31 Mar 2016
The ladies weren't ready for this development. Other than condoms men only had vasectomy as a contraceptive till VasalgelĀ a long-acting, non-hormonal contraceptive with a significant advantage over vasectomy: it is also likely to be more reversible. Trial leader Donald Waller said "Results from our study in rabbits were even better than expected," he is a…

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