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The Elusive Male Contraceptive Pill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Birth control pills (Calek/Shutterstock)

It’s been over 40 years since the FDA approved the birth control pill, but there is still no comparable option for men. Research and funding for developing male contraception has been sporadic over the years, but there are small groups of scientists who are very committed to the project. Dr. Diana Blithe of the National Institutes of Health discusses developing a “male pill” that is safe, effective and reversible.

Guests:

Dr. Diana Blithe

Comments [1]

Ed from Larchmont

Considering how damaging the birth control pill does to women, making their bodies think they are pregnant, and its being classed as a carcinogen, it's good that we don't have a male contraceptive pill. The reproductive organs are made to reproduce, and it takes quite a bit of work to stop them, and does damage. (See 'Humanae Vitae'.) Soon we will see how much we need young people, and don't have them.

Apr. 17 2014 09:10 AM

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