Preventing pregnancy with a gel for men?

Glob of contraceptive gel

Last updated on July 22nd, 2024 at 11:20 am

This June the largest effort in the U.S. to test a new hormonal male contraceptive starts—with support from NIH.

Contraceptives help prevent pregnancy. Currently condoms and a vasectomy are the most effective male contraceptives.

The new clinical trial is testing a contraceptive gel that men rub on their arms and shoulders daily to reduce sperm count.

The trial is led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It runs until 2022.

Interested in participating in the contraceptive trial?

Visit NIH to see if there’s a trial site near you.

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