Researchers in China have used mass spectrometry to study how molecular mechanisms of certain hormones affect sperm production, potentially opening the door to new forms of male contraceptives.
 
To date the only forms of male contraception are condoms and vasectomies, which are often irreversible. Pharmaceutical firms have been working on developing alternatives, most of them hormone-based, and though some have shown some promise, to date none have made it to market.
 

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