Are we getting closer to a male pill?

A recent study has shown promising results of a prototype male contraceptive pill.

The mission of the University of Washington's Center for Research in Reproduction and Contraception is to understand the basic biology of the male reproductive system and to put this knowledge to use in solving clinical problems related to infertility and contraceptive development.

Another important goal is to train young scientists for research careers in reproductive medicine or biology.

The center, established in 1979, is currently supported by its second 5-year renewal of funding, an $8.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Dr. William Bremner, former chair of the Department of Medicine, is the PI and center director, and Dr. John Amory is the center co-director.