Injectable, transdermal, rub-in-creams, an electrical device that zaps sperm. You name it, science has tried, and rejected, it. For years, we’ve been promised a new male pill – but to date the only male contraceptives available remain the primitive methods of condoms and vasectomy.

 

Teams around the globe are investigating numerous hormones and compounds – seeking an elusive new-generation male contraceptive. None has delivered a viable over-the-counter option.

 

The standing joke among scientists is that a male pill is just five years away – and always will be. But is the roadblock science, sexism, a lack of interest from the pharmaceutical industry – or a toxic mix of all three?

 

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