Gossypol, a powerful inhibitor of human spermatozoal metabolism.


Chinese scientists have reported that Gossypol, a pigment from the cotton plant, exerts a remarkable sperm immobilizing effect in males; clinical trials on more than 4000 healthy men have shown an antifertility effect of 99.9%. Sperm cells were also immobilized in human cervical mucus containing small doses of Gossypol, thus showing that the compound could… (More)


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@article{Ps1980GossypolAP, title={Gossypol, a powerful inhibitor of human spermatozoal metabolism.}, author={Hannu P{\"{o}s{\"{o} and Kristin Wichmann and Juhani E J{\"a}nne and Tapani Luukkainen}, journal={Lancet}, year={1980}, volume={1 8173}, pages={885-6} }