However, on the flip side, male contraception only takes regard to two effective options to date. Men could only either reach for condoms or consider a surgical procedure through vasectomy.
Vasectomy refers to a type of male birth control that reduces the amount of sperm available to the sperm.
However, condoms are only good for one-time use alongside their other disadvantages. In addition to that, vasectomies are also difficult to reverse. This is why researchers are actively developing a male birth control that is effective, long-lasting, and reversible.
“Scientists have been trying for decades to develop an effective male oral contraceptive, but there are still no approved pills on the market,” Md Abdullah Al Noman said during his presentation at the meeting.
The significant proportion of compounds currently in clinical trials focuses more on the male sex hormone testosterone. This, in turn, may result in different side effects such as the following: