Will there be a male contraceptive pill any time soon? Carl Djerassi’s interview…

Carl Djerassi thinks that there is not a single pharmaceutical company who will touch a male contraceptive pill – for economic and socio-political, rather than scientific, reasons

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Carl Djerassi thinks that there is not a single pharmaceutical company who will touch a male contraceptive pill – for economic and socio-political, rather than scientific, reasons.

” …will there be a male Pill? Never. This has nothing to do with science; we know exactly how to develop them. But there’s not a single pharmaceutical company that will touch this, for economic and socio-political rather than scientific reasons. Their focus is on diseases of a geriatric population: diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s. Male contraception is nothing compared with an anti-obesity drug. Plus, men are preoccupied with the side-effects. Men who start taking it at 18 will ask, ‘Will I still be able to have a child 30 years later?’ How do you answer? To prove that is monstrously difficult and expensive. No one would spend that amount of money… ”

Read Carl Djerassi’s interview – father of the contraceptive pill:
We know exactly how to develop the male pill, but there’s not a single pharmaceutical company that will touch it“,
and the edited extract from Stand by your Manhood new book by Peter Lloyd: “Why there won’t be a male pill any time soon“.

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