Saturday, May 21

Why there is no birth control pill for men

  • Alejandro Millán Valencia
  • BBC World News

Man with a pill


So far there is no contraceptive pill for men, despite various efforts.

The creation of the contraceptive pill revolutionized the world when it was introduced in society in the 1960s.

Currently, these pills are used by about 214 million women around the world and have an annual market close to US $ 18,000 million.

However, although more than six decades have passed since the “official presentation” of the pill, of the list of 20 contraceptive methods that the World Health Organization (WHO) has, only two are for men.

The condom and sterilization or vasectomy

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