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Medical News and Perspectives
December 6, 2006

Male Contraceptives on the Horizon

JAMA. 2006;296(21):2539-2541. doi:10.1001/jama.296.21.2539

Since the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first hormonal pill for use as a female contraceptive in 1960, the number and variety of female contraceptives has grown considerably. Women now have more than a dozen choices, ranging from intrauterine devices, improved barrier methods, and an array of hormonal contraceptives.

Men, however, currently have just two contraceptive options—condoms and vasectomy.

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