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Researchers inch closer in the direction of a male birth control gel, but the men use it?

The gel formula is supposed to work so effectively is that men’s sperm counts to “no, or hardly any of the levels.”
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You would think that male birth control would have progressed a little further now. For decades, men have had to choose between abstinence and condoms, or a surgery, all the options seem to be either too little or too extremely.

However, a new alternative has been undergoing clinical trials as we speak.

According to an NIH press release, the gel works by combining Nestorone and testosterone in a way that suppresses the production of sperm.

In fact, the formula is supposed to work so effectively is that one of the tombs will be on the “no or barely any levels,” the statement said.

For the experiment, both men and women to undergo the screening process. Men should rub the gel on the back and shoulders, every day, for a maximum period of 16 weeks.

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As soon as the sperm will have to reach a certain threshold, the pair will have to rely heavily on the gel for a period of 52 weeks.

The taste is maybe a little bit like playing chicken with your own fertility. However, the gel can fill a gap that has been missing from the world for a long time.

At present, the NIH is on the lookout for the 420 people who are willing to participate in the study.

The gel developed by the Population Council, in collaboration with the NIH for testing.

Thus, the method will work. The researchers are hopeful.

“A safe, effective and reversible method of male birth control, would fill an important public health need,” study researcher Dr. Diana Blithe, said in a NIH statement.

It is interesting that the Population Council has already tested the Nestorone and estradiol and a combination for suppression of ovulation in women.

Research has proven that it has so far. In fact, the gel has also been shown to be well tolerated by women, it is a big plus for those of you who don’t like the side effects of birth control pill.

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The male version of this study, it is aimed at the completion in September of 2021. This will allow a sufficient period of time in order to find out whether the method works.

A different issue is at stake here, will people actually use it?

Dr. William Bremner from the University of Washington School of Medicine, told NBC News that he believes that it will be. Bremner is currently in the process of testing the new gel.

However, it is not that a lot of guys use a method of birth control, they do have condoms. According to the 2017 National Health Statistics Report, only 34 per cent of men use condoms in between the period 2011-2015.

Of those, if not all, men use it each and every time. The study found only 24 percent had used it during each intimate session in the previous four weeks.

Of course, these facts do not, per se, to determine the popularity of a contraceptive gel that can be used. The gel provides an easy, invisible way for men to control reproduction.

If he passes the test, it should be able to give both men and women, for that matter—in a way they never have before. Science may have taken to get there. But it’s better late than never, right?

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