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Hormonal Male Contraceptive to Enter Clinical Trial
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2017
The gel, which men rub on their upper bodies daily, delivers synthetic progestin to block the testes from producing normal levels of sperm.
Next Generation: Sperm-Catching Beads
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 27, 2016
Sperm-binding, peptide–coated beads work as an implantable contraception device in mice and as a means of selecting human sperm for assisted reproduction techniques, researchers show.
Influential Chemist Dies
Tracy Vence | Feb 2, 2015
Carl Djerassi, who synthesized a hormone that was key to the creation of the birth control pill, has passed away at age 91.
Sex and Drugs
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2014
Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?
Sperm on Lockdown
Abby Olena | Dec 4, 2013
In a proof-of-principle study, genetic deletion of two genes renders male mice infertile by preventing sperm transport through the vas deferens.
Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2011
A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.