9 episodes

Nearly 50% of pregnancies are unintended. Science has intended to get male contraceptives on the market for decades now. What’s happened? Why don’t we have The Pill for men yet?

Intended covers male contraception, learning from the past, talking to the researchers of the present, and the users of the future.

Intended Male Contraceptive Initiative

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Nearly 50% of pregnancies are unintended. Science has intended to get male contraceptives on the market for decades now. What’s happened? Why don’t we have The Pill for men yet?

Intended covers male contraception, learning from the past, talking to the researchers of the present, and the users of the future.

    Introducing Intended

    Introducing Intended

    Nearly 50% of pregnancies are unintended. Science has intended to get male contraceptives on the market for decades now. What’s happened? Why don’t we have The Pill for men yet?
    Intended covers male contraception, learning from the past, talking to the researchers of the present, and the users of the future. Join us for a journey, and find out where male birth control is - and when you'll be able to use it. 

    • 1 min
    Ten Years Away for Fifty Years - Part 1

    Ten Years Away for Fifty Years - Part 1

    In the 1950’s a birth control pill was being tested in men. And it worked. But it never made it to market because of one unexpected reason.
    Men have had condoms and vasectomies as their only options for centuries and The Pill was released nearly 60 years ago. Why aren’t there more options for men? Why have we been 10 years away from a male pill for 50 years?

    • 48 min
    Ten Years Away for Fifty Years - Part 2

    Ten Years Away for Fifty Years - Part 2

    In the 1950’s a birth control pill was being tested in men. And it worked. But it never made it to market because of one unexpected reason.
    Men have had condoms and vasectomies as their only options for centuries and The Pill was released nearly 60 years ago. Why aren’t there more options for men? Why have we been 10 years away from a male pill for 50 years?

    • 39 min
    Sperm Science

    Sperm Science

    Male birth control won’t necessarily be a daily pill. It won’t necessarily even be hormonal.
    How in the world do you actually turn off fertility for men? How in the world do you make it reversible? The contraceptive options of the future can look very different than the options of today.

    • 58 min
    The Heavy Lifters

    The Heavy Lifters

    There’s a race to be the first male birth control out there. And the people running the race are all taking a different route.
    The human pipeline is just as important as the drug development pipeline. Some people work at a university, some at a startup, and some are even at a hospital – treating men with experimental contraceptives right now.

    • 42 min
    The Long and Winding Road

    The Long and Winding Road

    Making a drug is hard, not to mention expensive. But a male birth control? It’s something nobody has ever done before.
    Getting a drug to market is a big lift for a pharmaceutical company who has resources and connections. Male birth control hasn’t had either of those yet. So how are we going to do it? And even more – where are you supposed to start?

    • 41 min

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RunrKatm ,

Good background

Well rounded and with a nice perspective of the history and social dynamic of male contraception.

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