#TheHotTake: Male contraceptives

#TheHotTake: Male contraceptives

Clinical trials have yielded positive results, and we could have a daily-dose contraceptive for men soon.

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Listen to KZN shares their views with Thandolwethu about male contraceptives, or read the details under the podcast.

Doctors in America say that a male birth control could be available over the counter in the next few years.

There is a plot twist however in that this pill will not work for months like birth control does for most women. It will be a daily-dose drug which means it will be ineffective after a day.

Read: Can rooibos improve male fertility?

This pill called DMAU was developed this way because studies show that men prefer a once-off drug that they can use at their discretion.

The drug must be taken with food, and thankfully it does not affect a man's sex drive.

The bigger question now is, how would you tell your male partner to get on the pill? Let us know in the comments below:

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