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Blasts of ultrasound can work as a male contraceptive

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In an interesting scientific study, scientists are working on a project where ultrasound can be used as a reversible contraceptive for men. Earlier also some studies were conducted to use ultrasound as a way of birth control and now the researchers at the University of North Carolina believe that it can be possible and this will be one of the most important studies for the human kind.

This recent study revealed that the blast of ultrasound in the testes can stop the production of sperm at least for six months and this will be absolutely safe. The researchers are looking forward to a grant of $100,000 from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in order to go ahead with further clinical trials.

According to news.bbc.co.uk, Dr. James Tsuruta, the lead researcher of the study was quoted as saying, “Our long-term goal is to use ultrasound from therapeutic instruments that are commonly found in sports medicine or physical therapy clinics as an inexpensive, long-term, reversible male contraceptive suitable for use in developing to first world countries.”

blog.taragana.com reports that once the testes will stop producing the sperm for six consecutive months, the man might become permanently infertile. Talking about the new finding, Dr. James said, “We think this could provide men with up to six months of reliable, low-cost, non-hormonal contraception from a single round of treatment.”

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