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[LISTEN] The evolution of male contraceptives

| Dr Amir Zarrabi says issues such as side-effects and with others contraceptives only hitting only a 90% success rate, there are not many options available for men.

JOHANNESBURG - Urologist at the University of Cape Town, Dr Amir Zarrabi, says there are only two options for male contraceptives - vasectomy and the use of condoms.

He says other contraceptives trialled were not successful because they could not be made reliable enough with issues such as side-effects and others hitting only a 90% success rate, which is not good enough to pass the medication.

Zarrabi adds that the social approach to the topic of contraceptives has been hampered in the research thereof, saying prevention has been seen as a woman’s responsibility and therefore creating a lack of market for male contraceptives.

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