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Male hormonal contraception: a safe, acceptable and reversible choice

Robert I McLachlan
Med J Aust 2000; 172 (6): 254-255.
Published online: 20 March 2000

Long-acting testosterone/progestin combinations show great promise as contraceptives

Any suggestion that men cannot be trusted with contraceptive responsibility ignores the widespread use of existing methods which involve their cooperation -- condoms, periodic abstinence and interrupted intercourse are used by millions of couples worldwide.1 For those wanting an alternative to these methods, only female contraceptive methods, permanent sterilisation or "natural" methods have been available. A wider choice of effective methods would be highly desirable, and male hormonal contraception (MHC) is likely to offer a reliable alternative in the near future.

  • Robert I McLachlan


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