A birth control pill for men?
Don’t hold your breath waiting for a male birth control pill, guys. The recent discovery of a gene in mice that when blocked, inhibits sperm production in mice is a step that I think is extremely premature in leading scientists to the development of a birth control pill for men. I completely understand the science behind this, but the consequence is that stopping normal cellular function in order to block the production of sperm doesn’t seem to be natural science to me. With the potential side effects that could develop from this kind of genetic manipulation, it seems to me the medicine might be worse than the cure. I know that there’s a lot of interest from biomedical companies in developing the next big, money-making pill – and certainly birth control is one of the most popular types of medicine – but I don’t see it happening in my lifetime. Click here to read more.