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Alayna Treene May 18, 2017
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Scientists found a way to re-think modern male birth control

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Scientists from UC Berkeley are re-thinking modern male birth control. As WIRED's Megan Molteni explains, to successfully fertilize an egg, sperm have to get to the egg and drill into it. So far, most contraceptives (like condoms) target the swimming — but what if the drilling could be prevented? These scientists think they have found a way.

Why this matters: Erwin Goldberg, a molecular biologist and sperm researcher at Northwestern University notes that this development could be groundbreaking, as "we haven't had anything new in the realm of male contraceptives since the introduction of the condom."