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(The Hill) – A study presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Wednesday found that new male contraceptives were 99% effective when tested in mice.
Gunda Georg, a medicinal chemist who leads a laboratory at the University of Minnesota, said human testing of non-hormonal male contraceptives could begin in the third or fourth quarter of 2022. .. According to a press release from ACS..
“Scientists have been working on developing effective oral contraceptives for men for decades,” said Abdullah al-Noman, a graduate student involved in the study.
Currently, there are no approved male contraceptive bills on the market, he said.
ACS pointed out that the majority of working male contraceptives use hormones to target testosterone. Testosterone can cause side effects such as weight gain, depression, and elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
“We wanted to develop a non-hormonal male contraceptive to avoid these side effects,” Norman said.
When given orally to male mice for 4 weeks, researchers of the tested compounds found 99 effects in preventing pregnancy in female mice. No observable side effects were detected, and male mice were able to reproduce within 4-6 weeks of discontinuing administration of the compound.
“We are currently investigating other compounds as it can be difficult to predict whether a compound that looks good in animal studies will work in human clinical trials,” Georg said.
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