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Asian J Androl. 1999 Dec;1(4):161-7.

Three new methods for male contraception.

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Department of Surgery and Experimental Research, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.


The methods devised for male contraception are meagre. In the current communication, we review 3 recently developed methods applied for male contraception: testicular suspension, polyester-induced azoospermia and prolactin injection. The testicle was suspended in the superficial inguinal pouch close to the scrotal neck using 2 methods: stitch and ball. The azoospermic effect of the polyester sling seems to be due to 1) creation of electrostatic field across the intrascrotal structures, and 2) disordered thermoregulation. Prolactin administration, as a contraceptive method is efficient and safe and has the potential to be developed as a male contraceptive. The effect of the above mentioned 3 methods is reversible. These methods, especially testicular suspension and polyester suspensors, are simple and easily applicable and were well acceptable by the subjects.

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