posted on Apr, 29 2006 @ 05:18 AM
Drug companies reluctant to take up male contraceptive pill...
what do you think about the possibility of this?
MARK COLVIN: More than 40 years after the release of the contraceptive pill for women, researchers say a male version could be widely available
within five years.
It follows the release of Australian research, published in today's Lancet medical journal, which found that hormone-based contraceptives for men
were fully reversible.
Researchers analysed data from 30 studies conducted over the past 16 years. But the only stumbling block to having a product commercially available
may turn out to be that no drug company is interested in developing it.
Sabra Lane reports.
SABRA LANE: Over the past four decades, reproductive clinicians have been searching for a male contraceptive that's reliable and reversible.
But of all the hormone-based pills, patches and implants tested on men over the past 16 years, no one's been sure if any of them are 100 per cent
Dr Peter Liu, from Sydney's ANZAC Research Institute, has analysed 30 studies conducted since 1990. His findings were published in today's Lancet
PETER LIU: Men who take these male hormonal contraceptive regimens, their sperm count will recover to levels that are consistent with
As it is reversible...I dont see a problem with it...wonder why the drug companies aren't keen???