Men will not be falling over themselves to have monthly testosterone injections in a tender part of their anatomy. Fortunately a more acceptable form of male contraception is in the pipelineIf you're a heterosexual man in a long-term relationship but would rather not hear the patter of tiny feet just yet, would you willingly submit to a monthly contraceptive jab in the buttocks?The front page of yesterday's Daily Express trumpeted the development of a "male pill" – a hormone injection that renders men temporarily infertile and is "as effective as the female pill in preventing pregnancy". The story reported a phase III clinical trial in China of a testosterone jab involving 1,045 fertile men which found that the treatment caused no significant side effects (apart from increased libido) and almost completely suppressed sperm production. Better still, the men got their fertility back when the injections were stopped.What the story failed...
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