It seems that, in the near future, men will assume responsibility for the prevention of pregnancy, through male contraceptives in the form of injections. Researchers at the ANZAC Institute in Australia have discovered and tested a contraceptive product for men in the form of hormone injections.
The product is a combination of progestin (used in the female contraceptive Depo Provera) and androgen hormones. Apart from condoms, the most effective contraceptive method for men right now is vasectomy. The new method will revolutionize the male contraceptives market, if implemented.
The injections are given twice a month and work on the model of the female contraceptive pill, ie it blocks the reproductive function. From the test results, it seems that the injections are effective in 95% of the cases.
Injections do not in any way affect the sexual performance of men and are a reversible method. The product is still being tested, but it is believed that it could soon be approved for commercialization.
However, specialists warn that contraceptive injections for men do not protect the importance of sexually transmitted diseases.