At Last, The Pill For Men

Researchers are perfecting a reliable birth-control drug for guys. Are women ready for this?

The sexual revolution, part 2, has begun at last, according to a new study out of Australia. For one year, 55 men took an experimental birth-control drug. All of them had fertile partners; none of the women got pregnant. David Handelsman, the reproductive-health specialist who oversaw the study, says the men reported no serious side effects other than a slightly elevated libido, which some people pay good money for, after all. "We have developed the first reliable and reversible means of male contraception," Handelsman claims.

Realistically, it will take at least five years and many more (and larger) studies before a...

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