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Long Lasting Male Contraceptive Pill Development

Michael Skinner of Washington State University in the U.S. will optimize and test a compound that has been shown to impair the functioning of the Sertoli cell, which enables the production and maturation of sperm. Understanding this compound could lead to the development of a reversible, long-lasting male contraceptive pill.

More information about Create New Technologies for Contraception (Round 4)

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