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New Contraceptive For Men

New male contraceptive injection for men…

Scientists in across the world are currently seeking couples to take part in a trial of a new contraceptive injection for men.

Scientists claim the injection provides better protection against pregnancy then condoms. And the new trails hope to path way for such a form of contraception to become more widely available.

The injections contain the hormones testosterone and progesterone, and are given to the men every two months.

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Sperm counts then fall rapidly, and once these are low enough couples taking part in the trial would use the jabs as their method of contraception for a year.

Scientists also stress that the effects of the injections are fully reversible.

Professor Richard Anderson of Edinburgh Universitys reproductive and development sciences division said:

If this trial is successful I imagine there would be interest in looking at marketing the injection as a male contraceptive.

Even if not all men would be keen on an injection, there would definitely be a market to make such a treatment available.

The study, organized by World Health Organization, will involve 400 couples from 10 centers across Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Professor Anderson said:

This larger study is needed to add to the evidence as to how good these longer acting injections are and what couples think about it.

The study is looking to recruit couples where the man is aged under 45 and the woman is under the age of 37.
Those interested in taking part can email j.george@hrsu.mrc.ac.uk.


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