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Why Is There No Male Birth Control Yet?

Why Is There No Male Birth Control Yet?

The injustice of our current contraceptive regime needs no elaboration. Enough to say that it’s bizarre, at this late date, that male birth control still does not exist. Every couple of years some scientist says they’re on the brink, and the same stale monologue jokes are hauled out of storage;…

Bias Against Female Lab Animals Is Messing Up Scientific Research

Bias Against Female Lab Animals Is Messing Up Scientific Research

Gender discrimination in science doesn’t just affect women scientists. It also skews the results of animal research, as a new paper out this week describes. Animals used in experiments are still overwhelmingly male, thanks to outdated stereotypes that hormones like estrogen can distort an experiment’s findings.