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New free MOOC from Adelaide Uni: Sex and Human Reproduction

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University of Adelaide, June 2018 AdelaideX’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer learners free to study university-level online courses on a variety of topics.  AdelaideX’s latest MOOC, Sex and Human Reproduction, will launch on Thursday 12 July and enrolments are now open.  Led by Professor Mario Ricci (Adelaide Medical School), and made in collaboration with experts from the Robinson...

Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study

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The Guardian, Wednesday 26 July 2017 03.00 AEST Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear. The latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall drop of just over...

New kind of male contraceptive faces biggest hurdle: drugmakers

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The Age,  Published APRIL 2 2017 Doctors are on the cusp of launching the first new male contraceptive in more than a century. But rather than a Big Pharma lab, the breakthrough is emerging from a university start-up in the heart of rural India. Years of human trials on the injectable, sperm-zapping product are coming to an end, and researchers are preparing to submit it for regulatory approval...

Successful male contraceptive gel trial brings new form of birth control closer

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Guardian, Tuesday 7 February 2017 12.00 AEDT A male contraceptive gel has been found to work reliably in a trial in primates, bringing the prospect of an alternative form of birth control for humans closer. The product, called Vasalgel, is designed to be a reversible and less invasive form of vasectomy and in the latest study was 100% effective at preventing conception. Read more of article here...

Male contraceptive jab almost as effective as female pill, trial shows

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Guardian, Friday 28 October 2016 05.00 AEDT A male contraceptive jab has been shown to be almost as effective as the female pill in a trial that could pave the way for men and women being able to share equal responsibility for birth control. In the study, 350 men were given injections of hormones that were shown to dramatically lower their sperm count by “switching off” the male reproductive...

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