Scientists are getting closer to creating a hormone-based birth control mechanism for men, that would likely function and look much the same way as the pill that many women take!
Despite the fact that anti-conception medication pills have been accessible to ladies for about 60 years, there's nothing identical on the drug store racks for men.
In any case, that may change soon. On March 25, a group of researchers reported that their one-of-a-kind interpretation of a male conception prevention pill passed through human safety tests.
It was a 28-day trial and effectively passed through with no members dropping out from symptoms — an issue that has obstructed other male anti-conception medication endeavors. The scientists credit their fruitful preliminary to the active agent in the pill, which is two hormones in one.
Part-progestin and part-altered testosterone, the half-and-half molecule implies that the buyer dependably has coordinating levels of the hormones in the body.
The coordination of these two hormones can help evade low libido or other medical issues that altered hormone levels can make, said Dr. Christina Wang.
Dr. Wang, the associate director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Los Angeles Biomed Research Institute, dealt with the preliminary with analysts at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
She disclosed to LiveScience that when the two hormones are isolated, the body forms indistinguishable dosages at different paces.
Progestin stops male hormone creation, yet it likewise diminishes characteristic testosterone levels; and if testosterone drops excessively low, the chances of blood clumps, despondency, and different issues arise. "We want [the hormones] to come on and decrease roughly together," Wang said.
Moreover, since this particular pill dependably combines progestin with a substance like testosterone, therefore, the particle will ideally keep the sp*rm tally low while additionally ensuring that there's sufficient amount of the modified testosterone-like hormone to keep its basic jobs filled.
Amid the 28-day study, all members took a pill with either 200 or 400 milligrams of the active ingredient, or they took a placebo. Moreover, the preliminary phase was just meant to assess the security aspect of the new medication, not whether it worked (it would take 60 to 90 days for sp*rm tallies to go down).
Fortunately, none of the men demonstrated a portion of the more genuine symptoms that could emerge out of too-low testosterone levels, for example, higher circulatory strain or melancholy.
In any case, the members weren't totally symptom-free. Of the 30 study participants taking the pill, 22 reported acne, headaches, lower libido, mild erectile dysfunction or tiredness, and there was an average weight gain of 2.8 or 4.2 lbs., depending on the dose.