A birth control pill for men has passed initial human safety tests, experts at a leading medical conference have heard.

The once-daily pill contains hormones designed to stop sperm production.

It would be a welcome addition to condoms or vasectomy – the only options currently available to men.

But doctors at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting were told it could still take a decade to bring it to market.

Sex drive

The female pill was launched in the UK more than 50 years ago. So why is a male pill proving so difficult?

Some say there has been less societal and commercial will to get a male pill off the ground – but opinion polls suggest many men would consider taking it if a pill did become available.

Whether

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