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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...

Update on male contraceptive development

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It Takes Two: How Men Fit into Expanding the Family Planning Method Mix Contraceptive Technology Innovation (CTI) Exchange,  July 5, 2016 9:22 am The terms “family planning” and “birth control” are synonymous with women’s health and associated with the struggle for equal rights and women’s liberation.  And while the advent of the pill and subsequent advances in contraceptive technology have had...

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