Male birth control is coming by 2017


Now, besides wearing a condom and having a vasectomy, men don’t have many options for birth control. By 2017, however, that may all change.

Vasalgel, developed by the Parsemus Foundation, is set to enter in human clinical trials next year. It’s a gel that’s injecting in man parts that can stop sperm from being released for years. The protection can be reversed by injecting a substance that dissolves the gel. It’s been proven to work with baboons and rabbits.

The company predicts the gel will cost no more than $800 per injection. If males can get access to this type of birth control, unwanted pregnancies could definitely decrease, but, of course, it would not prevent STDs.

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