Male Pill Could Be on Horizon as Trials Yield Positive Results
March 19, 2018
(The Guardian) – A male pill could be on the horizon after early trials showed a once-daily tablet was safe and appeared to work, according to researchers. The quest to develop a male contraceptive pill has been long and fraught. Men who want a reversible form of contraception have said in surveys that they would prefer a pill to injections or gels, which are also being developed. The new pill is known by the chemical name dimethandrolone undecanoate, or DMAU. Like most female contraceptive pills, it contains a combination of hormones – an androgen such as testosterone, and a progestin.