An easily-reversible form of male contraception has been successfully tested in rhesus monkeys, bringing it a step closer for humans.
The sperm-stopping gel could be removed by flushing the duct with a baking soda solution. Photo: 123rf.com
The procedure involves injecting a gel into the tube that carries sperm out of the testicles, where it forms an impenetrable barrier.
A study involving rabbits last year showed the gel had the potential to provide an alternative to vasectomy, in which the tube is cut or sealed off.
The gel could be removed by flushing the duct with a baking soda solution.