The onus of birth control has always fallen disproportionately on women, particularly those in long-term relationships. With the only viable forms of contraception for men being condoms and vasectomies — the latter a permanent procedure...Show More Summary
After years of intrigue, researchers are celebrating "a major step forward" for the male birth control pill. A month-long clinical trial shows a once-daily male pill is safe and effective at suppressing the hormones needed for sperm production, and has no negative effect on sex drive, according to researchers who...
Men in a study who took the "male pill" every day for a month had their sperm "react in ways that could potentially block" its production.
For as long as there's been birth control pills, there's been women timing their period to avoid special occasions like their wedding or a vacation. Some women, though, may be doing so in order to be in tune with the moon as well. Related: Listen Up! These 5 Things Might Be Making Your Period Cramps Even Worse The concept kind of makes sense. Show More Summary
I'm getting a vasectomy this summer. I'm 42 years old and neither I nor my wife want kids. It's time--at least for me. I know that going under the knife isn't the right choice for a lot of guys. The good news is that, according to Gizmodo, there's been a promising development in the area of male birth control. Show More Summary
A just-released study shows that a newly developed oral contraceptive for men, dimethandrolone undecanoate, or DMAU, appears effective and safe.
One of the latest experimental candidates for a male birth control drug is a compound that would be taken much like the daily birth control pill available for women. A pilot study presented yesterday at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting suggests that the compound - called dimethandrolone undecanoate (DMAU) - can be safe and effective in human test subjects. More »
In a four-week trial of men under 50, an experimental hormone-based birth control pill was found to be "well-tolerated."
The female birth control pill has stood on the market alone for decades. Now, a male birth control pill could be inching closer to reality, according to the results of a small new study presented in Chicago at the annual Endocrine Society meeting. It found that an experimental drug is both safe and effective. Researchers…
An attempt to develop a safe and effective "male pill" is making headway, according to preliminary results of a small study. In a four-week trial of men under 50, an experimental hormone-based birth control pill was found to be "well-tolerated." And participants' testosterone levels dropped significantly...
A new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, study researchers say.
The race is on to develop a male contraceptive drug similar to that of the female birth control pill. The results from a Phase 1 study into the safety and efficacy of a new male birth control pill are promising revealing the prospective...Show More Summary
Researchers say they have made a "major step forward."
Oral contraceptives increase the risk of ischemic stroke, but this risk is very small among women who do not have other stroke risk factors, according to a new report.
Study on birth control pills and risk of ischemic strokes
Plenty of us were put on birth control in our teen years, whether it was to control our menstrual cycle, regulate our skin, or, quite literally, control the possibility of birth (novel concept!). I didn't go on birth control until I was 22, and while some of my girlfriends hated the side effects, I only experienced the benefits. Show More Summary
After decades of research, development of a male birth control may now be one step closer. My colleagues and I are working on a promising lead for a male birth control pill based on ouabain – a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their...
Researchers reveal how a modified form of a plant-derived compound once used as a poison could be a viable candidate for a male birth control pill.
The long, winding road to a male birth control pill may have just become more direct. Researchers have found a potential lead in a plant extract that African warriors once used to make lethal poison-tipped arrows, according to CBS Boston....