Male participants quit ‘effective’ birth control study due to mood swings


Another year, another bunch of articles claiming that a groundbreaking male contraceptive is right around the corner. Except this time, it kind of was. “Was” being the operative word. 

A trial into an “extremely effective” male contraceptive has been canned, because some participants complained of nasty side effects like mood swings, acne and pain. Sound familiar? 

The University of Edinburgh study, released Friday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, proposed that men could be provided with hormonal birth control via progestogen injection, recording a 96 percent rate of effectiveness among participants.  Read more…

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