Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rats : prescription drugs :: Japan : cell phones

Rats get all the good drugs first.

Scientists are finally making headway on that male birth control pill they've been promising. Columbia University professor Debra Wolgemuth developed a pill that interferes with sperm production in rats, after human males rejected equally effective methods involving rubbing gel on their testicles (like they weren't doing that anyway), and the same DepoProvera shots their girlfriends take.

Kirsten Thompson, director of the International Male Contraception Coalition, says the best case scenario for getting male birth control for humans is 4-5 years.

Of Mice And Men: New Male Contraceptives Successful In Rodents And Humans -

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