Male Birth Control: Will it Ever Happen?

Progress in creating birth control for men has stalled thanks to some unhappy side effects.

Men have finally discovered what women have known for a while now - that contraceptive drugs mess with your mind.

The trial for male birth control in the form of an injection was recently proven to prevent pregnancy, but the study was cut short after men experienced depression and mood disorders while using the contraceptive.

These findings echo the results of a recent study of one million women which confirmed The Pill was directly linked to mental health issues.

Yet, the number of men experiencing depression on the contraceptive injection pales in comparison to women suffering on The Pill. 

"Twenty percent or 30 percent of the women who take oral birth control pills experience depression and have to take medication for it. So the difference just struck me," an unaffiliated researcher, Elisabeth Lloyd, told CNN.

"They terminated this [male birth control] study once it showed 3 percent depression for the men."

In conclusion, men are off the hook for a while longer, leaving women to bear the burden. Cheers, science.

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