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• In-depth information on new nonhormonal contraceptives for men

Looking for extensive background and status information on all the nonhormonal male contraceptives being studied worldwide? Want opinions on which are the most promising? You’ve come to the right place! Check out our Top methods on the right.

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Thinking of writing about male contraception? MCIP can make your job easy. For sources and photos, see our press resources section. Need analysis, insight, or a snappy quote? Contact MCIP.

• Resources for the public

Looking for information about clinical trials? Want to learn about public activism and make your opinion heard? Need to learn more so you can choose among the current male and female contraceptives in the meantime? Check out our offerings; it’s all there in the drop-downs!

Top methods


A reversible, non-hormonal injection that provides 10 or more years of contraception.

Plant-based pills

Traditional plants in India, China, and Indonesia that have contraceptive properties, but need to be put into pill form.

"Clean Sheets" Pill

A quick-acting, non-hormonal pill that could drastically reduce male-to-partner transmission of HIV.

Heat methods

Low-tech, but nearly free and in use by a few enterprising men since the 1930s.