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A Pill a Day Keeps the Sperm Away

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Many of these questions will inevitably be answered when some form of male contraception does reach the market. Will it cause a groundswell similar to the female pill? Probably not, with many researchers calling the male pill an evolution, not a revolution.

Scrimshaw agrees. "It will have an impact, but I doubt that it will have the same impact as the female pill," she says. "For one thing, many of the cultural, social, [and] sexual changes facilitated by the control over reproduction represented by the pill have already taken place. Also, in many cultures, it will not be easy for men to accept this method."

Still, science has come a long way. DePaolo says there's a "semi-movement" towards male contraception, and the field of science is progressing rapidly, but "to say there are things on the horizon, it's too early to tell."

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