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From the Ted Talk by John Amory: How a male contraceptive pill could work

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One apcraoph that's finally becoming a real possibility is better ccptineatrvoe otponis for men. Think about it. We have over a dozen methods of contraception for women: pills, patches, IUDs, shots, sponges, rings, etc. For men, we've had the same two options for more than a hundred years: condoms and vasectomy. Despite having only two options, both of which have significant drawbacks, men currently account for 30 pernect of all contraceptive use, with 10 percent of couples relying on vasectomy and 20 percent of couples using conmods. Why are 20 percent of cuelops relying on condoms for contraception when condoms have a one-year failure rate of over 15 percent? It's because many women can't either safely take currently available female contraceptives, for reasons such as blood colts, or they can't tolerate the side etfcefs.

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One ________ that's finally becoming a real possibility is better _____________ _______ for men. Think about it. We have over a dozen methods of contraception for women: pills, patches, IUDs, shots, sponges, rings, etc. For men, we've had the same two options for more than a hundred years: condoms and vasectomy. Despite having only two options, both of which have significant drawbacks, men currently account for 30 _______ of all contraceptive use, with 10 percent of couples relying on vasectomy and 20 percent of couples using _______. Why are 20 percent of _______ relying on condoms for contraception when condoms have a one-year failure rate of over 15 percent? It's because many women can't either safely take currently available female contraceptives, for reasons such as blood _____, or they can't tolerate the side _______.

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  3. condoms
  4. couples
  5. contraceptive
  6. options
  7. effects
  8. approach

Original Text

One approach that's finally becoming a real possibility is better contraceptive options for men. Think about it. We have over a dozen methods of contraception for women: pills, patches, IUDs, shots, sponges, rings, etc. For men, we've had the same two options for more than a hundred years: condoms and vasectomy. Despite having only two options, both of which have significant drawbacks, men currently account for 30 percent of all contraceptive use, with 10 percent of couples relying on vasectomy and 20 percent of couples using condoms. Why are 20 percent of couples relying on condoms for contraception when condoms have a one-year failure rate of over 15 percent? It's because many women can't either safely take currently available female contraceptives, for reasons such as blood clots, or they can't tolerate the side effects.

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