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Your Turn, Guys: A Male Birth Control Pill


Women alone can bear children, and women have borne much of the burden of NOT getting pregnant. 

There's a wide array of contraceptive methods for women, a much narrower range for men.  But there IS a contraceptive pill for men getting close to market. 

It's already being tested on humans, with success in blocking sperm production.  Researchers at the University of Washington developed the pill and the studies of its effectiveness.  UW's Stephanie Page and Arthi Thirumalai visit with details.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.