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These men are delighted that a male birth control pill is in the works
One of the reason there is not a male birth control on the market now: perceived lack of interest. But attitudes are now changing.
Even though a male birth control pill may not reach the market for another 10 years, these four men are supportive of the idea. Dr. Stephanie Page, an endocrinologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, said that not providing a birth control pill, or some other option beside a condom or vasectomy, is ignoring 50 percent of the population. Page is one of the leaders in the development of the effort to develop hormonal birth control for men.
She published her work in March at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago. The researchers found that the proposed hormone pill, called dimethandrolone undecanoate or DMAU, effectively reduced testosterone and other hormone levels responsible for sperm production without any serious side effects.