As Anna Rhodes writes for The Independent, "Apparently women can have ailments such as depression and acne thrust upon them for the greater good of preventing an unwanted pregnancy, but the same level of discomfort cannot be expected of men."
Uh, well this doesn't sound fair at all. As covered in one of our #HotTopic articles, the scientific community only very recently acknowledged the negative side effects of the contraceptive pill for women.
The latest version of the injected male contraceptive has been found to be an effective way of preventing unwanted pregnancy and yet the trial for the drug has been stopped due to 20 out of 320 participants found the side effects intolerable.
Until researchers can find a way to counteract the side effects which include depression, acne, and increased libido (?!), it looks like the male contraceptive injection won't be being prescribed to willing men any time soon.
Hopefully the medical community can find a way to counteract the negative side effects and potential dangers of contraceptive drugs for women while they're at it since many, including teenagers, have been battling them for years.
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