Dudes Trialling New Male Birth Control Pill Can't Handle PMS
It may only be Tuesday, but we've already found the biggest "No sh*t, Sherlock" moment of the week.
Rumours were a-buzzing a few days ago about a sick new contraceptive that was specially designed for guys; homeboy would simply have to inject himself a few minutes before getting busy to basically put his little swimmers to sleep.
So far, so sensible, right? Better to take the bullets out of the gun than to wear a bullet-proof vest.
It had even gotten as far as the trial stage, with researchers at the University of Edinburgh injecting 320 men, from 18 to 45 years old, with progestogen and testosterone.
Aaaaand then 20 men decided they couldn't handle the PMS.
"Of these 20," the study reads, "six men discontinued only for changes in mood and six men discontinued for the following reasons: acne, pain or panic at first injections, palpitations, hypertension, and erectile dysfunction."
The remaining eight cited mood changes as the reason for chucking in the towel.
(TBH, erectile dysfunction is a pretty good reason to pull out. LOL.)
Even though the study has since been canned, researchers are still doing a happy dance; Mario Philip Reyes Festin, from the World Health Organisation, said that the trial "found it IS possible to have a hormonal contraception for men that reduces the risk of unplanned pregnancies in the partners of men who use it."
Boys, may we suggest a tub of Ben & Jerry's and a couple of episodes of Gilmore Girls?