Glenn Ketchen, male contraceptive trialist, with wife Louise, 2000.

Hills, Jennie

 
Glenn Ketchen, male contraceptive trialist, with wife Louise, 2000.
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34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

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Glenn Ketchen took part in a trial of the male pill and testosterone replacement implants at Edinburgh University during 1998 and 1999. A pill was taken daily and stopped the production of sperm and testosterone, so a testosterone implant was used to replace it. Ketchen's was the first succesful trial of a male pill in which all participants' sperm counts were reduced below fertility levels without any significant short-term side effects.

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