Scientists have deemed a new form of male birth control safe for use, following that it reduces sperm production without killing sex drive in men.
11-beta-MNTDC, the male contraceptive pill, is a synthetic form of testosterone which acts on male androgen hormones and female progesterone, thereby preventing pregnancy.
It suppresses the levels of hormones that drive the production of sperm and testosterone in the testes.
The researchers at the University of Washington and Los Angeles’ Bio-Med Institute suggested the pill causes minimal side effects; following the results from a Phase 1 clinical trial which involved 40 men. Read more