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i read in the paper thismorning that there is a sterility injection for men that has been tesed and shown to be 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. it's short term (around 3 months i think) and it hasn't been released for public use yet, but i think it would be an interesting alternative for birth control.
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I have heard of something similar. This one however, was more like a 5 to 10 year injection. The injection contains a gel that coats the vas deferens in the male reproductive system and creates a charge that kills sperm and causes them to be inactive. This has been extremely sucessful in trials preformed(mostly in India and Italy)
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The injection pix is talking about is a hormonal injection very similar to Depo Provera. It's a combination of testosterone and progestin. Men do not make progestin, btw.

This formula of hormones has been shown to cut sperm production without reducing libido.

brb to post links to previous discussions of male hormonal contraception.

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