Developing a once-a-month male birth control pill? Posted by Tiffany O'Callaghan Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm In the search for a form of male contraception that can rival the female birth control pill, a team of researchers from Israel may have just made a breakthrough. As the Telegraph reports, in initial animal trials the team of researchers found that a pill they'd developed — which works by stripping sperm of a protein necessary to fertilize an egg — was able to create temporary sterility in mice for one to three months, depending on the strength of the dose. Researchers plan to start human trials with the pill next year, and estimate that it could be available to the public in as little as three years. Full article at link: http://wellness.blogs.time.com/2010...-month-male-birth-control-pill/#ixzz0sGuXwtjQ I'm interested in thoughts. I think it is high time men have some responsibility regarding their fertility. I didn't find a link yet-but when I saw this on WGN news in Chicago, the anchor mentioned the side effects of this male pill are believed to be far less than female hormonal BC - which can cause heart attack and stroke - and this will be the safer of the choices. Will men take it? Or will they use the excuse they don't want to put any thing in their body which may have a slight risk of side effects. Even slighter than female hormonal BC if what I heard on the news is true. Will this eventually lead to no more excuse of 'she tricked me into getting pregnant'? Especially if the male pill has the same rate of effectiveness as female hormonal BC. Will it lead to a ' BC war of the sexes' He only has to take a pill once every 1-3 months while she has to take one every day? Not trying to start a debate, just tossing out food for thought. Thoughts?