Will This New Male Birth Control Gel Actually Work?

Right now, clinical trials are underway for a new form of birth control for men. What is it, and how does it work?

A Promising Male Birth Control Trial Is Finally Happening, But Some Women Are Furious


“A large clinical trial launched this week will test a new, gel-based form of male birth control, Gizmodo reported Friday. If it proves safe and effective, the gel could finally expand the very short list of contraceptive options that can be utilised by men.”

The First Clinical Trial Of A Male Birth Control Gel Is Under Way


“An elusive medical advance might finally be within grasp, one that could make some couples' sex lives a lot more convenient. This week, researchers officially kicked off the first wide-scale clinical trial of a male contraceptive topical gel.”

The 3 most promising new methods of male birth control, explained


“Several promising products are quietly making their way through clinical trials. A topical gel that blocks sperm production is the furthest along in development, followed by a hormonal pill contraceptive and a nonsurgical vasectomy.”


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