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When will there be an easily applied, reversible, male contraceptive (aka a male "pill") on the US market?

Aside from condoms and vasectomies, men do not have any safe, simple, effective means of birth control. There have been many efforts to achieve this and currently there are many approaches being worked on, but despite some optimism all are still in the experimental stage as of mid-2017.

When will such contraception be available to US men?

For resolution, the contraceptive method must be effective (better than condoms), easy (a minor procedure compared with vasectomy) and reversible (self-reversing without further application, or reversed about as easily as the original procedure.)

It must also be actually available to anyone (of appropriate health, willingness to pay, etc.), outside of a clinical trial.


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