Ultrasound waves may prove to be an effective contraceptive for men, stopping sperm but ultimately wearing off
A male contraceptive that lasts for six months and is temporary may be found in the form of ultrasound waves, reports the Telegraph.
A one-off hit of ultrasound waves every six months could prevent a man’s testes from producing sperm and leave the man infertile temporarily, say scientists. It would wear off and would have no bad side affects, the researchers believe. However, the long-term effects are still unknown, such as whether a man’s fertility would return after multiple uses over the years.
"We think this could provide men with up to six months of reliable, low-cost, non-hormonal contraception from a single round of treatment,” said Dr James Tsuruta, from the University of North Carolina.
"Our long-term goal is to use ultrasound from therapeutic instruments that are commonly found in sports medicine or physical therapy clinics as an inexpensive, long-term, reversible male contraceptive suitable for use in developing to first world countries," he also said.
It’s still very early days yet, but the team has received a US$100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for further research.
So!, what we are saying is that "ultrasound", has its effects in our bodies,
What harm does the one of "ultrasound" do to our unborn baby while in the womb, when mummy-to-be, has her ultrasound scan?
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