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Male Birth Control Soon to be a Reality

Good news for women who are tired of taking the pill and suffering its many risks and side effects, researchers are one step closer to make male birth control a reality. A new drug called JQ1, has been created that effectively stunts the production of sperm in male mice and its effects are completely reversible. The drug works by blocking a protein that plays an essential role in the production of sperm and if proven safe could be headed for the market in the near future. Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine stated in the study that “We have observed full recovery of fertility in treated males..we envision that our discoveries can be completely translated to men, providing a novel and efficacious strategy for a male contraceptive.” The question remains however, will men be willing to take over the contraceptive responsibility should the drug be made available.

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