Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Male Birth Control Injection Trials are Going Well

From Science Alert:

Trials for a promising form of male birth control will begin on humans later this year with a speculative sale date of 2018. Vasalgel is a fully reversible male birth control, which has had a high rate of success among rabbits. The method also expects fewer potential side effects; such as, hormone disruption.

One large draw to this method of birth control is that the injection into the vas deferens can work for up to one year.

In scientific research, eleven of twelve rabbits were unable to create sperm immediately after injected. The lone rabbit that was still able to create sperm, was unable to create sperm soon after injected. The birth control seems to be easily reversed in trials so far.

Read more here.

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