Male Contraceptives : Present and Future Approaches

  title={Male Contraceptives : Present and Future Approaches},
  author={D R Tulsiani and A{\"i}da Abou-haila},
There is general agreement that men, like women, must take full control of their fertility, an important global health issue. However, the contraceptives for preventing pregnancy that primarily involve male physiology have not changed in the last century. These options are still limited to the non-surgical methods of the use of a condom, abstinence, and a timely withdrawal (coitus interrupts) or the surgical approach of vas occlusion (vasectomy) that prevents sperm from being released during… 



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