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Contraceptive pill for men
London, Jun 27 (Agencies):
Published on 27 Jun. 2010 11:19 PM IST
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In what would allow men to share the responsibility of birth control, scientists claim to have developed the male alternative to female contraceptive pill. Until now attempts at a “male pill” have failed and scientists have been working on a contraceptive hormone jab for men given by doctors. However, recipients in trials have complained of side effects like depression, loss of libido.
Now, an Israeli team has created the pill by jamming the biochemical machinery of sperm - in fact the formula works by removing vital protein in sperm that’s required for a woman to conceive, the Daily Express reported. And, the scientists behind the breakthrough say the pills only needs to be taken once every three months and it’s 100 per cent effective at stopping pregnancy and has no side effects.
Lead scientist Haim Breitbart of Bar-Ilan University was quoted by the British tabloid as saying, “The pill we are developing gives men the joy of sex without any consequences.”
Polls have shown many women would not trust men to be in charge of contraception if they had to take a daily pill.
Prof Breitbart added: “I think most women would trust their man to remember once a month or once a quarter.”

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