A 40-year-old member asked:
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will birth control pills work for men?

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Dr. William Brown
43 years experience Gynecology
Not as well: Studies are ongoing to develop a pill to supress sperm production in men. Preventing one ovulation a month appears to be much easier than preventing the formation of hundreds of millions of sperm cells over the same period. I don't think men are going to be quite as motivated to take the pill every day as women are.
Answered on Aug 22, 2013

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