Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ultrasound, a New Male Contraceptive?

It is not ready for main stream yet with testing still needing to be done. Also, awkward?!? ... 'yo doc, would you mine ultrasounding my nuts for like 16 minutes; want that extra minute just to be on the safe side'.

"A one-off blast of ultrasound could work as a reversible contraceptive for men, according to scientists.

If preliminary results are confirmed, applying therapeutic ultrasound to the testes for ten to fifteen minutes could be provide protection for up to six months.

James Tsuruta, of the University of North Carolina, who led the research, said: “We think this could provide men with reliable, low-cost, non-hormonal contraception from a single round of treatment.”

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