Reversible Birth Control Patch For Men Sounds Promising
Jun 27, 2012 11:47
If you're worried about accidentally knocking up one of your bedroom conquests, don't fret. A study on a new contraceptive for men involving a skin patch that releases two hormones has shown promising results in reducing sperm production in men.
The patch is basically a combination of testosterone and Nestorone which is a new synthetic version of the hormone progestin. This testosterone-progestin combination was previously tested via pill, implant, and shots, but usually caused side effects like acne and changes in cholesterol levels. This new combination does a good job or suppressing sperm production without any of the negative effects.
The study proved that the patch had an effective rate of about 88 to 89% in producing very low sperm counts, with some men having a complete absence of sperm. But don't worry about your little swimmers, as the patch isn't permanent. Of course, these are only preliminary studies meaning there's still fine-tuning the details. So you might still want to stick to condoms just in case.
Kobe Bryant has passed Michael Jordan's mark of 32,292 points with 32,293 points, making him the 3rd all time scorer in the NBA. He's still young, and have many more games to go, which could very well earn him a spot even higher than where he is right now. Read more
Rosie Roff is known for having one of the most controversial Instagram pages. And since Instagram recently imposed a ban on nudity, and many of her pictures feature her butt, it's only a matter of time before most of them are gone from this world. So check out the hottest we've found so far. Stat! Read more