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posted by martyb on Saturday October 29 2016, @11:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the taking-a-stab-at-it dept.

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Researchers are still working to perfect the combination of hormonal contraceptives to reduce the risk of mild to moderate side effects, including depression and other mood disorders.

While women can choose from a number of birth control methods, men have few options to control their own fertility. Available methods for men include condoms, vasectomies and withdrawal.

Better birth control options are needed for men. In 2012, 40 percent of all pregnancies worldwide were unintended, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

[...] Researchers stopped enrolling new participants in the study in 2011 due to the rate of adverse events, particularly depression and other mood disorders, reported by the participants. The men reported side effects including injection site pain, muscle pain, increased libido and acne. Twenty men dropped out of the study due to side effects.

Despite the adverse effects, more than 75 percent of participants reported being willing to use this method of contraception at the conclusion of the trial.

Given the number and nature of the side-effects, the researchers have called for further study to reduce their effects.

Journal Reference:
Hermann M. Behre, et al, Efficacy and Safety of an Injectable Combination Hormonal Contraceptive for Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, October 27, 2016 DOI: 10.1210/jc.2016-2141

Where are the shots administered?


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  • (Score: 2) by davester666 on Saturday October 29 2016, @07:34PM

    by davester666 (155) on Saturday October 29 2016, @07:34PM (#420222)

    That's why you unload in their mouth or spray it all over their face. Have you learned nothing from watching porn?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 31 2016, @02:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 31 2016, @02:43AM (#420748)

    This is why you only fuck women before they start or after they stop menstruating.

    I'm sure all those post-menopausal women would enjoy the attention! :)