Perspectives of contraceptive choices for men

N. K. Lohiya, B. Manivannan, S. S. Bhande, S. Panneerdoss, Shipra Garg

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Apart from condoms and vasectomy, which have several limitations of their own, no other methods of contraception are available to men. Various chemical, hormonal, vas based and herbal contraceptives have been examined and few of them have reached the stage of clinical testing. Promising leads have been obtained from testosterone buciclate/undecanoate, alone or in combination with levonorgestrel butanoate or cyproterone acetate, RISUG, an injectable intravasal contraceptive and a few herbal products, particularly the seed products of Carica papaya. It is feasible that an ideal male contraceptive, that meets out all the essential criteria will be made available to the community in the near future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1042-1047
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Experimental Biology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Carica papaya
  • Herbal methods
  • Hormonal methods
  • Male contraception
  • Vas based methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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