New hope arises for male birth control pill

6:36 AM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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The long search for a male birth control pill is not over -- but researchers say they have a promising new lead.

The researchers were testing a cancer drug in mice when they found it was able to temporarily stop sperm production.

It has not been tried in humans but "these findings suggest that a reversible, oral male contraceptive may be possible," a researcher tells NBC News.

By Kim Painter

USA Today

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