Condoms or a vasectomy? Those are the choices for sexually active men who want to control their own fertility — at least for now.
Those two options are currently the only available contraceptive methods for men, and both have well-documented drawbacks, according to Dr. Joseph Tash, director of the Center for Male Contraceptive Research and Drug Development at the University of Kansas.
"Clearly there is a gap in the available contraceptive methods for men," Tash said.
But a new wave of research into broadening male contraceptive options is looking at a variety of approaches, including hobbling sperm production and motility and its egg-penetration abilities.