- A pill developed through the government-funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been found to prevent 100% of pregnancies when taken 30 minutes before sex…in mice.
“The drug targets an enzyme – adenylyl cyclase (sAC), which gives sperm the ability to swim through the female reproductive tract and fertilize an egg. The enzyme is naturally missing in a very small number of men – and those men are infertile. This suggests healthy men given a drug to block the enzyme would be made temporarily infertile too,” reports The Daily Mail.
- “If the trials on mice can be replicated in humans with the same degree of efficacy, then this could well be the male contraceptive approach we have been looking for,” the study’s co-author told The Daily Mail.