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Birth Control for Men?

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

For years women have been the ones in charge of birth control, but that could soon change with a new pill designed especifically for men.

In women, the birth control pill works by stopping ovulation or the process in which a mature egg is made available for fertilization.

And according to doctors, in men it would work in a similar fashion, but target the maturation of the sperm instead.

"They specifically target the cells in the testes that are destined to become mature sperms, and stop that process so that the sperms never mature," Dr. Gail Vanderlee with Planned Parenthood, said.

Men would have to take the pill on a daily basis just like women.

The only difference is that in females it only takes a month to become effective, while in men it takes up to three months.

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