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Do Male Birth Control Pills Really Exist?

No, there is no male birth control pill. So far, medical science has no safe, male birth control pill developed. Testosterone when taken orally can decrease the natural production of the hormone in the body. Generally because the message the body gets is that there is enough testosterone aboard. This slows down or halts sperm production. There are theories that suggest that this could lead to the development of the male contraceptive pill. However, their effectiveness and safety have not been tested or fully approved.

Some testosterone supplements are available in gel, or by injection, but only as supplements, not birth control. These supplements are typically to enhance male sex drive and erections.

Testosterone pills available outside the US have not been approved as there is a strong evidence of long term damage to the liver.