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Men almost had highly effective birth control but they can't handle the side effects

Posted: 2:00 PM, Nov 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-02 14:00:19-04

Men almost had their own highly effective birth control, but the medical trial had to stop when some of the men said they couldn't take the side effects.

But those side effects are almost identical to what women have been dealing with for decades. We're talking depression, muscle pain, mood swings and libido changes. 

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Funny enough, birth control was originally given to women because  researchers thought men  couldn't handle it. 

This new form of injected male birth control is 96 percent effective. And researchers apparently aren't ready to give up just yet. But they're looking into ways to side-step the side the effects for a future study. 


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