"The Pill" for men
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WFTX - Scientists have been trying to develop an oral male contraceptive since the birth control pill for women hit the market more than 50 years ago, and researchers finally have a prototype.
Scientists are testing a compound called JQ1 in mice and found it disrupts sperm development.
The mice began producing fewer sperm and the ones they did produce didn't swim well - rendering them infertile
It's only temporary. Normal sperm production resumed after discontinuing use.
Since the compound uses a molecular approach, past side effects like lowered libido, mood swings and depression could be avoided.
You can't go buy them yet. It's not even a candidate for human use, but it does offer a blueprint for the development of a drug.