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Scientists Stop Sperm in its Tracks With Ultrasound

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 13, 2010 • References: med.unc.edu and psfk
Ushering in a new age of birth control, scientists may have finally found the equivalent to the pills, injections and the like taken by women for men--male contraceptive ultrasounds. Essentially, a blast of ultrasound could potentially stop sperm production for six months at a time.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have received a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further their studies on male contraceptive ultrasounds. Creating temporary infertility on the man's part can solve many potential, um, "problems."