(WHO KNEW NEWS) – Scientists developed a male oral contraceptive that presented no observable side effects and was 99 percent effective in mice. This experimental drug is expected to enter human trials by the end of this year.

This development is more than an addition to birth control options but is also a step toward including the male population in bearing responsibilities for birth control. Findings from this research are scheduled to be presented at the American Chemical Society’s spring meeting.

Md Abdullah Al Noman, a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota who will present the findings, told AFP that researchers have been interested in male contraceptives ever since the female birth control pill was first approved in the 1960s.

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