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#315864 - 5th May 2009 2:40pm Male 'contraceptive jab' closer
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A male contraceptive jab could be as effective at preventing pregnancies as the female pill or condoms, work shows.

The monthly testosterone injection works by temporarily blocking sperm production and could revolutionise birth control, experts believe.

In trials in China only one man in 100 fathered a child while on the injections, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports.

Six months after stopping the jabs the men's sperm counts returned to normal.

Family planning campaigners welcomed the News and said they hoped an injection would give couples more choice and enable men to take a greater share of the responsibility for contraception.

But experts said more trials were needed to check the safety of the jab.

Previous attempts to develop an effective and convenient male contraceptive have encountered problems over reliability and side effects, such as mood swings and a lowered sex drive.

Despite the injection having no serious side effects, almost a third of the 1,045 men in the two-and-a-half year trial did not complete it and no reason was given for this.

Lead researcher Dr Yi-Qun Gu, from the National Research Institute for Family Planning in Beijing, China, said: "For couples who cannot, or prefer not to use only female-orientated contraception, options have been limited to vasectomy, condom and withdrawal.

"Our study shows a male hormonal contraceptive regimen may be a potential, novel and workable alternative."

He said if further tests proved successful the treatment could become widely available in five years from now.

Mr Laurence Shaw, of the London Bridge Fertility Centre and the British Fertility Society, said: "If a male contraceptive like this became available it would be great and would give people another choice.

"It would empower men to make a decision which involves more than just a condom. At the moment the onus is on the woman and men do not have that much choice.

"But we have been here before with testosterone as a method of contraception. We need more rigorous safety testing."

He said in trials, the female Pill was still more effective as a contraceptive than the new jab, but that in real life they might be comparable because it is easier to forget to take a pill.

A spokeswoman from Marie Stopes International said: "This is a very positive step forward. The more range of contraceptives there are, the better.

"But if this does become available men should still remember that it will not protect them against sexually transmitted infections and they should still use a condom."

Rebecca Findlay of the Family Planning Association said: "In the past fpa has asked men if they would use hormonal contraception, and a third gave a definite yes they would.

"More research is needed to make sure that any new method is safe and effective, but men will welcome the continued search to give them more control over their fertility and sexual health."

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#315897 - 5th May 2009 3:07pm Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: ]
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Think this may work for long term couples, maybe....
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#315958 - 5th May 2009 6:06pm Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: RUDEBOX]
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#316016 - 5th May 2009 9:10pm Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: Peachy]
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Fook that, what about peeps who don`t like needles laugh


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#316021 - 5th May 2009 9:14pm Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: _Ste_]
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Balls to that. No chance.

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#316269 - 6th May 2009 11:45am Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: ]
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Like any woman is going to trust a man who says he is on the pill. Yeah yeah I know men don't trust women who say it either but frankly, most of them don't care either way tease

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#316403 - 6th May 2009 3:12pm Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: Jubbly]
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Nah.. Bull....

Theres a couple of lasses here at uni who say theyre on the pill, and yea, theyre pretty nice looking..but inside recon states that theyve had more rides than the Brighton Beach Donkeys raftl

They keep trying it on, and its difficult to knock em back, but end of day I dont want to catch anything, so jibbed. Think theyve caught something about 2/3 times each, so I think Johnnies are probably still the best method in that case.
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#316803 - 7th May 2009 11:13am Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: MGCraig]
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I did say 'most'.... clearly you are one of the 'not most'. Good on you for having self control and self respect.

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#316839 - 7th May 2009 1:17pm Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: Jubbly]
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I don't care if you're on this injection, had the snip or anything else - No jacket, No entry!! I don't have to worry about pregnancy, but unfortunately that's not all you have to worry about.
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#316842 - 7th May 2009 1:19pm Re: Male 'contraceptive jab' closer [Re: MGCraig]
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Nah.. Bull....

Theres a couple of lasses here at uni who say theyre on the pill, and yea, theyre pretty nice looking..but inside recon states that theyve had more rides than the Brighton Beach Donkeys raftl

They keep trying it on, and its difficult to knock em back, but end of day I dont want to catch anything, so jibbed. Think theyve caught something about 2/3 times each, so I think Johnnies are probably still the best method in that case.
You make girls at your uni sound really nice.......not.
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