In order to control the population that has already crossed the margin, the Indian scientists for the time ever have developed a contraceptive injection for men.
Researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research, a government-funded biomedical research agency, have successfully completed the clinical trials on an injectable male contraceptive, Indiatoday reports.
This method will involve injecting contraceptives via an injection in the testicles that will last for approximately 13 years.
The polymer called styrene maleic anhydride is injected into the vas deferans of a man that blocks the sperm from leaving the testicles. A preceding shot of local anesthesia will supplement the procedure.
Dr. R.S. Sharma, senior scientist with ICMR said, “The product is ready, with only regulatory approvals pending [from the government]. The trials are over, including extended, Phase 3 clinical trials for which 303 candidates were recruited with a 97.3% success rate and no reported side effects. The product can safely be called the world’s first male contraceptive.”
“The polymer was developed by Professor S.K. Guha from the Indian Institute of Technology in the 1970s. ICMR has been researching on it to turn it into a product for mass use since 1984, and the final product is ready after exhaustive trials,” said Sharma.