One of the most promising non-hormonal male contraceptives in the pipeline is a gel that would leave sperm unable to fertilize eggs.
Safe, convenient, reversible contraception allows women and men worldwide to plan their families and ensure that they are ready to nurture and provide for the children they parent. So why are so few male contraceptive methods available?
Due to traditional beliefs about male virility, many men worldwide shun vasectomy, reducing the efficacy of this reliable method of contraception.
Adult male circumcision is being pushed as the latest magic bullet for the HIV pandemic — and there’s reason for enthusiasm. But circumcision will not guarantee that men won’t contract HIV or that their female partners are protected.