Dolly Doctor

There's a new male contraceptive pill and here's everything you need to know


By Bianca Mastroianni

Logic over the past however many years: ~females~ give birth, so it is up to them to sort out birth control. Not males. UGH!

Us gals have to go through the struggle of learning WTH contraception even is, to then deciding between the pill, an IUD, the Implanon ETC ETC.

Finally, science has caught up and realised that males should be able to take part in this ~revolution~. According to DailyMail male contraception is closer than ever before, after researchers at Wolverhampton University and Portuguese scientists created a pill (or nasal spray). Yass!

It works because it's a 'cell-penetrating peptide compound', meaning it gets itself into the sperm and stops them from swimming! Meaning, wallah - no fertilising eggs.

Professor John Howl who is heading the project, has commented: "The results are startling – and almost instant. When you take healthy sperm and add our compound, within a few minutes the sperm basically cannot move."

The pill won't be ready until 2021, but hey, at least we know it's on its way.