Birth control for men? We’re getting closer…

Until now, men who are concerned with unwanted pregnancy (and that, contrary to stereotype, would be just about all men) have had two basic options: vasectomy and condoms. But that may be changing soon.

Researchers are now investigating a gel that, when applied to a man’s skin, drastically lowers his sperm count. That also lowers the risk for pregnancy (but, unfortunately, doesn’t eliminate it completely).

Christina Wang, a professor at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute created the gel from combination of testosterone and another compound called Nestorone.
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