Unlikely New Male Contraceptive Will Sell Out In Ireland, Says Westmeath Pharmacist

The gel is currently in trials.

A Westmeath pharmacist says he doesn't expect a new form of male contraception to sell out in Ireland.

The gel is currently undergoing trials, which have shown it lowered sperm counts in 86% of men to a level that would prevent pregnancy.

The contraceptive pill in women, in comparison, is over 99% effective.

Eamonn Brady, of Whelehan's Pharmacy in Mullingar, says it could be used in other country's to cut down birth rates.:

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