The birth control pill for men has been making new advancements and scientists may be one step closer to marketing the pill to the public. The drug, called JQ1 stunted sperm production in mice and similar to the female birth control pill, it's effects are reversible.
Baylor College of Medicine researchers said in a study published in the journal Cell, "We have only observed full recovery of fertility in treated males," and that "We envision that our discoveries can be completely translated to men, providing a novel and efficacious strategy for a male contraceptive."
Dr. Joseph Alkukal, director of male reproductive health at New York University's Langone Medical center said to ABC News, "If you look at vasectomy, there are plenty of men in committed relationships who choose to take onus of reproductive planning on themselves. I think the same sorts of people would choose to look into something like this."
The prototype may enter clinical trial testing within a year said the study in Cell.
How it works?
The drug blocks a protein called BRDT that is mandatory to produce sperm in the testes.
Dr. James Bradner, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, told FoxNews.com, "[The protein] develops amnesia - it forgets how to make sperm as long as the mice are administered the drug."