Male Birth Control Shot May be Available Soon


Looks like the day women have waited for is finally here! According to scientists in India, male birth control could be available in the next seven months!

The contraceptive will be injected into the groin, and will last approximately 13 years. Doctors believe the new method will appeal to men because it isn’t as permanent as a vasectomy. 

Now that all testing is complete, it’s up to India’s regulators to make a final decision...

“The product is ready, with only regulatory approvals pending with the Drugs Controller. The trials are over, including extended, phase 3 clinical trials for which 303 candidates were recruited with 97.3% success rate and no reported side-effects. The product can safely be called the world’s first male contraceptive,”Dr. RS Sharma, senior scientist with ICMR, told the Hindustan Times.

According to the New York Post, Vasalgel- a similar contraceptive is under development in the United States.

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