With a few more years of testing and study, it appears that may finally be [an effective male contraceptive].
: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3167090.stm “Male contraceptive ‘100% effective'”
> Scientists have developed a male contraceptive which was 100% effective and side-effect free in trials.
> The hormonal treatment is a combination of an implant under the skin and injections – meaning men do not have to remember to take a pill every day.
> Researchers from the Anzac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia, gave the treatment to a relatively small sample of 55 men for a year – and none of their partners became pregnant.
> However, it will be some time before the treatment is widely available.
Very cool. Right now it’s a two-part treatment: a under-the-skin implant replaced every four months, and an injection every three months. Maybe with time it’ll be simplified a bit, but no matter what, I think it’s great that there’s at least an encouraging step towards something like this.