The rush to produce the first ever male contraceptive – aside from a condom or surgery – is nearing closer by the day.
The never-ending research has finally resulted in a non-hormonal form of birth control set to go out across Europe and beyond. This has already been tested on lab mice for 4-6 weeks with no side effects and is now due to be tested on humans in pill form at the end of this year.
Lead researcher Md Abdullah Al Noman, a graduate student in medicinal chemistry at the university said:
“Since men do not have to suffer the consequences of pregnancy, the threshold for side effects from birth control pills is rather low,” Noman told Gizmodo in an email. “That’s why we’re trying to develop non-hormonal birth control pills to avoid hormonal side effects.”