This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 4 April, 2020

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?

The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.

Female contraceptive pill
Female contraceptive pill
Image: Shutterstock/areeya_ann

A MALE CONTRACEPTIVE injection has proven to be 96% effective, but reported side-effects could delay it being made widely available.

The Guardian reports that a trial of 350 men saw them being given injections of hormones that effectively stop the production of sperm.

The men were given an initial injection and continued to use other birth control methods before entering the “efficacy phase” of the study. At that point they stopped using other methods and received more jabs every two months.

The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.

We want to know: Do you think the ‘male pill’ will become a popular form of contraceptive?

Poll Results:

No (4815)
Yes, but it will never be as popular as female contraceptives (3606)
Yes, it will become as widely used as female contraceptives (1531)
I'm not sure (519)

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Órla Ryan

Read next: