A team of researchers from the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center have announced they will be aiming to produce a contraceptive pill for men. The team will be testing half a million chemical compounds.
Their research has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health worth US$7.9 million. The team’s aim to find a compound suitable to men, that does not change their hormones and is almost 100% effective.
Also, the team will try to cut out nasty side effects. Team leader Gunda Georg said: “There’s been a shift in attitude. Some men would like to share more in that responsibility.” Currently, options are limited for men to condoms or sterilisation.