20 Jul '11, 10am

India advances injectable vasectomy for men

An Indian engineer named Sujoy K. Guha is devising what could be the most revolutionary contraceptive technology -- some 30 years in the making -- since the birth control pill. Reported on July 12 in news site Globalpost , the new technology is called RISUG, reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance, which is a surgery-free, injectable and reversible vasectomy. According to the report, stage three clinical trials are already underway in India, and the treatment could be available as early as next year. San Francisco activist Elaine Lissner is also backing the new contraception and aims to help push RISUG in the US under the trade name Vasalgel. Other new birth control advancement in the works include a clear contraceptive gel that could replace birth control pills and patches. Just 3 mg daily, applied to arms, legs, shoulders, or abdomen, was shown to be a suitable alt...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/india-advances-injectable-vasect...

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