Crazy! This is from the medical genius’ at MAXIM…
Apparently, the US National Institutes of Health and the Population Council will recruit 420 couples from all over the world for a new study, including the US, UK, Sweden, Kenya, and Italy, in order to test a brand new sperm reducing male birth control gel.
The participants will apply the hormonal gel to their shoulders twice a day as their only form of birth control, and will hope that it will be enough to keep them from knocking up their girlfriends.
The gel contains a mixture of progestin and testosterone, which work together to inhibit sperm creation. And as we all know, without sperm, there’s no baby.
In a previous 6-month pilot trial of the product, it was found that the gel effectively reduced sperm counts while maintaining healthy testosterone levels, which is great news. If your testosterone dips, then your manliness goes haywire, and nobody wants that.
However, the trial did basically all but test the effectiveness of the gel as a contraceptive, but luckily, the upcoming trial is going to determine that.