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Male Choice

The search for new contraceptives for men

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3:55pm, September 12, 2003

In his memoirs, legendary 18th-century lover Giacomo Casanova recommended the use of condoms—which he called "English riding coats"—to protect against unwanted pregnancies.

Even with all that's changed in the world, today's Casanovas have few more contraceptive choices for themselves than the original did. It's primarily abstinence, withdrawal, or condoms for men, whether they have many partners or just one. A surgical approach to contraception for men, vasectomy, w

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