Male contraceptive injection may be available by 2017

September 14, 2014 8:06 AM

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Researchers are developing a male birth control injection that will provide long-acting reversible contraception - and it is expected to be available as early as 2017.

The injection, containing a substance called Vasalgel, temporarily blocks the tubes which transport sperm from the testes. In essence it acts in the same way as a vasectomy but it is not permanent.

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