male-birth-controlby Carder

A pill that provides a safe, effective and reversible method of contraception for men has been brought a step closer by scientists.

Researchers identified two proteins that can be blocked to prevent the launch of sperm cells from the testes during ejaculation. Knocking out the proteins in genetically engineered mice resulted in male animals that were completely infertile, though they continued to mate normally.

A similar goal could theoretically be achieved by suppressing the proteins with drugs, scientists say. 

~ The Guardian, December 2

[HT: Laura Loo; Photo Credit: Feminspire]

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