Male Contraceptive May Also Prevent Baldness

By Joanne Omang

WASHINGTON, June 8 – Half a century after U.S. approval of the birth control pill, a contraceptive is pending for men that may also prevent baldness.

The Women Deliver 2010 conference here learned today that other contraceptives in the research pipeline include invisible gels to rub onto the skin, and vaginal rings that would prevent HIV infection as well as pregnancy. At a morning plenary and subsequent news conference, however, researchers stressed that nothing yet looks like the contraceptive panacea that the birth control pill did not turn out to be either.  more...


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