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The male pill is undergoing clinical trials

Galveston County Daily News, July 23, 2013

In this week’s Medical Discovery News with UTMB’s David Niesel and Norbert Herzog: The male pill that is currently being evaluated as a contraceptive relies on hormones, a combination of progesterone and testosterone (or an equivalent). Progesterone lowers the levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. Both are essential for stem cells to develop into sperm and mature, a process called spermatogenesis.

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