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According to the times of India 19, researchers from the Indian Medical Research Council said that the Institute has successfully completed the clinical trial of the world's first injectable male contraceptive and has been submitted to the Indian drug regulatory authority for approval.
The contraceptive was designed to replace vasectomy for 13 years and then failed, the report said. It is said that vasectomy is the only available male sterilization method in the world.
Sharma, a senior scientist of the Indian Medical Research Council who led the study, said: 'the product is ready and only needs to wait for the approval of the drug regulatory authority. The trial has been completed, including an extended phase III clinical trial. We recruited 303 volunteers with a success rate of 97.3% and no side effects were reported. "
According to the data of India's National Family Health Survey (2015-2016), 53.5% of Indian couples use contraception or birth control methods, among which permanent methods such as sterilization are the most popular. About 36% of women choose sterilization, while 0.3% of men choose vasectomy.
"This is the world's first from India, so we must be extra cautious in approving it. We are conducting research from all aspects, especially good manufacturing practice certification, so that there will be no doubt about its quality ', said somani, director of the Indian drug administration.
Somani said, 'I want to say that all approvals still take six to seven months before the product can be produced.' In India, the production, sale and distribution of new medical products require the approval of the drug administration.
Doctors said that male contraceptive injection would be more popular than vasectomy.
'non surgical treatment is always more popular than surgical treatment because non-surgical treatment is safer and less invasive. More men may choose it, 'Anna P & middot, director of Urology and kidney transplantation at safdarong Hospital; Kumar said.
Experts said that in India, if the government can actively promote male contraceptives, they can play a good role.
"The government needs to have two conditions: one is to raise public awareness of the product through test subjects, and the other is to provide higher incentives for people who choose male contraceptives," said NANDA, former Minister of family welfare of the Indian government.