One contraceptive for both men and women
YourChoice Therapeutics is attempting to revolutionize birth control options for women and men by developing options that are hormone-free, safe, easy to use, and effective. In men, the product disables the flagellated tail, inhibiting sperm motility and ability to reach the egg. In women, the drug makes the egg impenetrable to sperm.
Although this research is exciting and has the potential to change the dynamics around family planning, it is early in development and is years out from reaching the market.
A description of sperm activation via progesterone binding mechanisms, a fundamental aspect of this new product, is published in Science. This research reinforces YourChoice Therapeutics mission of development of hormone-free contraception and the mitigation of side effects. Read more here.