Sunday, August 25, 2013
Safety Trials in Australia Test New Contraceptive for Women
The Age (Australia): Experts hope new contraceptive will cut abortion rates, by Natasha Wallace:
A radical female contraception that simultaneously paralyses sperm and protects from sexually transmitted diseases aims to stem abortion rates in Australia among the next generation of young women.
The compound, which may eventually take the form of a sponge or vaginal ring to be inserted two or three days before sexual intercourse, is unique in that it is activated only on contact with semen, said University of Newcastle professor John Aitken said. . . .
Here's Professor Aitken attempting to explain how the contraceptive works: "Like the Sleeping Beauty, it [the contraceptive] only becomes woken at the moment of insemination." And you thought she was awakened by a kiss.