After years of failed attempts, scientists may have finally found a way to create the long-awaited “male contraceptive pill”.
A study undertaken by researchers in Edinburgh showed that a gene identified as Katnal1 is key in the production of healthy sperm, meaning that if it could be altered with daily medication, it would provide a reversible form of male oral contraceptive.
Dr. Lee Smith, who worked on the project said: "If we can find a way to target this gene in the testes, we could potentially develop a non-hormonal contraceptive. The important thing is that the effects of such a drug would be reversible because Katnal1 only affects sperm cells in th....
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