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Scientists Invent Birth Control Pill For Men

Potential anti-cancer drug doesn’t fight cancer, but fights sperm production instead

When scientist began testing the JQ1 compound, they hoped that it would be effective in cancer therapies by causing tumor cells to reboot, and halt their harmful effects on the body. Unfortunately, the drug doesn’t appear to work against cancer in the way that researchers had thought it would. However, JQ1 may end up being an extremely important discovery after all: It turns out that although it can’t fight cancer, it does fight sperm production, making it a potential key to the production of the first male birth control pill.

Administering the compound to male mice caused each test subject’s sperm production to drop dramatically. The sperm that were still being created were of poor quality, rendering the animals infertile. Most importantly, once testing of the compound ceased, sperm production returned to normal, showing that the effects of the pill are 100% reversible.

While the results may be promising, clinical trials are still needed in order to prove the drug’s effectiveness against human sperm. The compound still needs to be tweaked in order for it to become a candidate for oral administration, but so far the outlook is good.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a drug has been found to be ineffective for its promised purpose, and then discovered to be a suitable solution to a different medical condition. Sildenafil — known more commonly by the trade name Viagra — was first tested in treating symptoms of heart disease. The clinical trials showed that while Sildenafil’s effectiveness against heart disease was minimal, the men who tested it were affected in an entirely different way.

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29 Responses to Scientists Invent Birth Control Pill For Men

  1. kakolwe

    August 20, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Sounds like an accidental discovery. Need to study this further and comment later. In the meantime, cautiously observing.

  2. bionic woman

    August 20, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Tekwesha ba guy!

  3. Princess

    August 20, 2012 at 8:41 am

    This sounds interesting, I am sick and tired of taking family planning pills everyday. Why should women be responsible for child birth control when sex is enjoyed by both paties besides men enjoy sex more. Bring it on!

  4. duh!

    August 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

    come on princess. it’s not that bad. we get to put on rubbers everytime which sometimes become unconfortably too tight

  5. Sounds a better way of helpin our ladies.Royd maxkay

    August 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Its a better way help our ladies since they labour in alot but needs further testing on side effects.

  6. Mukonda Royd

    August 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Come on!make it official for our beautiful ladies so we can also the unavoidable measure to foster family planning.

  7. The Terminator

    August 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    @Prices, who told you that men enjoy sex more??????

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  9. Tumfweko

    August 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Ba princess mwa nama! Men enjoy sex more dan women? Men only enjoy 25% of sex unlike women 75%. So who enjoys sex more? Muma tifyenga zoona yet we ar de ones who pay when u enjoy more.

  10. Janet c

    August 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    About time men starting some kind of responsibility when it comes to reproductive choices

    • Prof. GANIZANI

      November 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Iwe Janet C, alikutombapo umulume upowa sana kwati nebo?? ne efyo aumfwika??? lets try it you will never forget my girl.

  11. Kaesha

    August 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Princess thats just true you have said about taking pill it really makes us feel sick just to avoid ukwimitila umwana but on enjoying am not really sure who enjoys more unless its not making love but somehow the pressure to do it is more on men so ba sientist imwe poseniko amano so that they should also start taking pill pakweba ati we also shoul be asking if they have taken their pill hehehehe ala chikanona! The only thing am scared of is there will be a rise in cases of HIV and AIDS.

  12. MIPONTO

    August 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    this will stop women from ‘trapping’ men ati banipasa mimba and yet, it is someone else who made her pregnant. most of you men are impotent but claim to be fathers.

  13. Shauli Yako

    August 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    @ Janet c, I agree with you. From accent of days men have been decieving themselves in thinking they control d number of children the couple has but d truth is that women are in CHARGE. We know when to take d pill n when NOT to.By d way, d pill will NOT be on d market for another 15 yrs. Until then…..Women power!

  14. kakolwe

    August 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    @Shauli Yako. That is far fetched my dear. From ANCIENT OF DAYS, men have reconcilled themselves to believing its their child when, in fact, its the woman ONLY who knows & decides to have a child & with whom. That, we shall NEVER dispute.

  15. James

    August 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    On knowing who the father to the child is the therapy will do us much, but expect an increase in divorces pantu fwebaume twasunga muno amastep children thinking that they are mine when infant they are for my friends or neighbors.
    Coming to the issue of who enjoys much than the other, to tell the truth women enjoys more than 80percent panty ebekatisha sana ukuchilamo. Elyo mobile ebafulwa sana ngabakwikata ati ulatwalakumbi. Nowander ladies are always fatter than men kutufyompa ukufyompesha, ukupwishafye tonse notwati tushale.

  16. Candela

    August 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    @james.,wansekesha boi.. am sure ladies enjoy more coz balafumbatila during sex.

  17. PRINCE

    August 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    hope it will be efective and powerfull just like womens pils ; and it will be protecting us from keeping our frends children coz will be knowing when to fuck when not to.so we also need to know if there are some side effects, and if there is please telus.

  18. Neither

    August 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    @kakolwe i like the way u reason i mean u re mwaaaa…

  19. kats

    August 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

    be careful men, mind you ur are a man because u can erect, if yu temper with your nature ladies will run away forever including your wives& they ll go for other men. to ladies sex is cadinal in home.

  20. GunnerME

    August 22, 2012 at 12:25 am

    No need to get overly excited about this! It sounds as though its far from completion & its all accidental discovery! Personally, Im not a fan of this as it could easily lead to increased levels of infection for hiv/aids & sti’s.

  21. yfe

    August 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    men tulamikumbata ukutila u feel our warmth en make u enjoy da act. most women r fat dan men thats partly bcoz of pills women take as famly planing. male family planing beta dan tyt rubbers. thanx

  22. ket

    August 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Interesting…….while many women have risked infertility and prolonged periods before conception, men are likely to shy away at the realisation of the risks involved.

  23. RATED R

    August 30, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Being a mother is a fact and being a father is a belief lol just joking….

  24. Early Ejaculation

    August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

    This will indeed help me alot, i have fathered many kids with diff ladies bcoz i ejaculate early mumatanta yabo. By the way, a circumcised penis is a tasteless penis. Mine is not, hence i feel chikabililo from the begining thats y i come early

    • rrrrrrrrrrr

      December 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

      @early ejaculation napapata ukesentombako pa christmass wemuntu pantu naine nshikokola bushe bukulu

  25. mungatelo

    August 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Uzimwa weka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Prof. GANIZANI

    November 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Sexy becomes more enjoyable during injaculation ” pakupowa” nomwanakashi elo atasha sana pantu nokututuma alatutuma. Now why reduce de sperm production???

  27. Sheila

    June 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    L’ensemble de ces posts sont franchement plaisants