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Scientists Closer to Birth Control Pill for Men
American Broadcasting Company News ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Katie Moisse

Posted on 08/17/2012 12:46:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Scientists may be one step closer to a birth control pill for men.

A drug dubbed JQ1 swiftly stunted sperm production in male mice, a new study found. And like the female birth control pill, its fertility-fighting effects on were completely reversible.

"We have only observed full recovery of fertility in treated males," the researchers from Baylor College of Medicine wrote in their study, published today in the journal Cell. "We envision that our discoveries can be completely translated to men, providing a novel and efficacious strategy for a male contraceptive." …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; malepill; moralabsolutes; thepill

1 posted on 08/17/2012 12:46:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Male birth-control is the medical equivalent of the electric car — the gender-turnaround makes liberals feel warm-and-fuzzy ... but nobody actually wants to buy it.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 08/17/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Olog-hai

“Trust me, I’m on the Pill for Men”?

1. I don’t think many intelligent women would believe that.

2. I don’t see much benefit in an option that increases the spread of disease for those engaged in casual sex.

3. Within marriage, I think people are happier if the person who gets pregnant when something goes wrong is responsible for taking the pill if that is the option of choice.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 12:52:00 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai

They’ve already got a birth control pill for men: Flomax. Take as directed, and you can pee pretty good, but not squirt. Any takers?


4 posted on 08/17/2012 12:52:15 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Olog-hai
I thought that there already was a birth control pill for men.

You put it in your shoe.

5 posted on 08/17/2012 12:53:17 PM PDT by curmudgeonII (Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.)
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To: Olog-hai

If the woman points and giggles, that usually works.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 12:55:07 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Olog-hai

The hope of single men of all ages, from 15 to 70.

This will cause a total disruption in the power balance in dating, females will be forced to change, to regain any control.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 1:04:23 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Migraine

Heh! Proscar does that too! I finally decided that interrupted sleep was better than the alternative.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: Olog-hai

If woman believe that the guy actually took it.

“Yeah baby, I got it covered...”


9 posted on 08/17/2012 1:13:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Olog-hai

what about the risks of a chemically stunted sperm managing to reach the egg and do the deed?


10 posted on 08/17/2012 1:16:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Pollster1

I can hear this conversation between a husband and wife.

Wife : I’m pregnant

Husband: I’ve been taking my pill everyday.

Husband: Who have you been sleeping with?


11 posted on 08/17/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Trial lawyers need the work.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 1:24:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Olog-hai

The hard part is shoving upline into the bladder.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 1:26:01 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Olog-hai
Here's the ultimate male birth control exercise:

Stare at this picture for 10 seconds...no blinking!

Works every time!

14 posted on 08/17/2012 1:35:26 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Olog-hai

I just showed up here to see if anyone posted a Helen Thomas pic yet.

I was sure it was about her.

:-)


15 posted on 08/17/2012 1:41:57 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: WOSG
Evil seems to wreck people on the outside as well as inside. Helen Thomas from 1932:


16 posted on 08/17/2012 2:03:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Birth Control for Men = Women.


17 posted on 08/17/2012 2:10:17 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Olog-hai
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” ― Coco Chanel
18 posted on 08/17/2012 2:17:13 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Olog-hai
A photo, or a mental image should be sufficient male contraception.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 2:33:41 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Olog-hai
Considering all the undesirable side effects from the female contraceptive pill, I have no doubt the male pill will turn out to be equally bad.

The Chinese came out with a male pill several years ago: gossypol. Here's what it does:Nausea, emesis, anorexia, diarrhea, altered taste sensation, small intestine obstruction, and fatigue have been recorded in clinical trials. The irreversible effects of gossypol on male fertility have been well documented, as has the incidence of hypokalemia. (http://www.drugs.com/npp/gossypol.html)

Don't say you weren't warned.

20 posted on 08/17/2012 2:43:12 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

feminists will want to make it obamacare mandatory.

don’t drink the water...(/s)


21 posted on 08/17/2012 2:45:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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