A birth control pill for men

Researchers say it is only a matter of months before the responsibility of family planning is transferred from women to men. Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Researchers are polishing up the development, for the first time, of a non-steroidal, oral contraceptive for men. Tests of low doses of a compound that interferes with sperm production caused reversible sterility in male mice

Researchers in Kenya are in the process of developing a male contraceptive pill that will be based on an immunology platform.

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