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New Male Birth Control Could Be On The Horizon

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A birth control pill for guys is getting closer to becoming a reality. Scientists are calling it a breakthrough.

They say that the technique works like a vasectomy, but without surgery. Instead, the technique stops sperm from leaving the body during sex.

Prior attempts at surgery-free male birth control either altered a man's hormones or tried to make sperm ineffective.

Researchers say that this pill will reassure men concerned about their libido or virility.

The new technique has been shown to work in mice. The male mice tested were made 100% infertile temporarily, but the sperm retained in their body was undamaged and even later used to produce healthy baby mice.

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