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Male contraception 

Male contraception
Male contraception

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

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date: 31 July 2021

Coitus interruptus

Male condoms

The male Pill


The earliest form of reversible birth control (mentioned in Genesis and positively in Islamic texts); it is well described by its most common euphemism, ‘withdrawal’ (before ejaculation, ensuring that all sperm are deposited outside the vagina).

In 1949 the UK Royal Commission on Population reported the pregnancy rate as 8 per 100 woman-years of exposure. Trussell gives a 4% failure rate in the first year of ‘perfect use’ (see ...

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