Contraceptives

Study: new male contraceptives will reduce unintended pregnancies

How will the availability of new male contraceptive options impact the number of unintended pregnancies? Researchers recently created a model to answer that question in a paper published in Contraception. They focused the analysis on three countries (United States, South Africa and Nigeria) which differed by the type and rate of contraceptive use. By analyzing… Read more


Success! Publication of Vasalgel reversal study

Successful reversal of Vasalgel male contraceptive in rabbits For immediate release: Vasalgel’s prevention of sperm transport in the vas deferens for 14 months was reversed through an injection of sodium bicarbonate. Sperm concentration and motility returned to baseline. Results of a study of a promising new male contraceptive called VasalgelTM were published today in Basic… Read more


Publication of monkey results receives great media attention

Vasalgel given to 16 monkeys resulted in 100% successful contraception — no pregnancies after 1 to 2 years. The results, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, also showed that Vasalgel was well-tolerated in the monkeys, who had fewer complications than a control group receiving vasectomy. The results are important to the development of Vasalgel as a… Read more


Successful application of Vasalgel™ male contraceptive in monkeys

Press Release Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 20:00 EST New contraceptive Vasalgel provides effective birth control in rhesus monkey groups for more than one year: report from California National Primate Research Center Results of a study of Vasalgel in rhesus macaques were published today in Basic and Clinical Andrology. Vasalgel is being developed by a social… Read more


Vasalgel ranked fifth in science breakthroughs

Vasalgel was listed as #5 on the Cracked list of science breakthroughs that might save humanity. This revolutionary male contraceptive has the potential to change population dynamics and provide men with much-needed reproductive control. Vasalgel ranked up there with wireless technology, portable HIV testers, and agricultural gas reduction (by feeding cows seaweed). Check out this fun… Read more


Men want better birth control options

A recent article by Valerie Tarico highlighted the importance of – and interest in – what men think about new contraceptive methods. She cited a small survey conducted by a student intern on attitudes about male contraception. His findings indicated that interest in new contraceptive methods was related to concern for their partner, self-protection from… Read more