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Male contraception pill now just a case of money

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A Melbourne research team is one step closer to a male contraceptive pill.

The drug would block the transport of sperm.

Dr Sab Ventura from Monash University told Ross and John the team has been able to develop a hormone-free pill that doesn’t have the undesirable side-effects — such as infertility and the loss of libido — that have previously held back the development of the pill.

However, the product is unlikely to be ready to hit the shelves for another five to 10 years.

“The faster the (funding) money comes in, the faster it will happen,” Dr Ventura said.

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