Men are getting their first new contraceptive since the condom in 2018. Called Vasalgel, the pill is being developed by The Parsemus Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to advance innovative and neglected medical research, committed to a focus on small proof-of-concept studies.
The organization says it’s already conducted successful animal trials with plans for human patients next year.
“Pill” is a loose term though, as the contraceptive is more of a gel injected into the man’s vas deferens through the scrotum. It works by blocking sperm, and one injection could last up to 10 years. Most surprisingly, if you change your mind, effects could be easily reversed through a second injection that would ultimately dissolve the polymer-like substance.