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Hormones: The Pill

Hormonal contraceptives liberated women around the world, and now an injectable version is proliferating in Africa. Plus why is there still no male pill on the market?

Hormonal contraceptives liberated women around the world, and are now proliferating in Africa too.

Manuela Saragosa talks to endocrinologist Maralyn Druce about how such a tiny pill can have such a transformative effect on our biology and on our societies. And Faustina Fynn-Nyame of the NGO Population Services International explains why an injectable version of the contraceptive is proving to be a hit in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Plus, why is there still no male pill on the market? We ask research head Diana Blithe of the US National Institutes of Health.

(Picture: Woman holding contraceptive pills; Credit: sam74100/Getty Images)

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Thu 10 May 2018 07:32GMT

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