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The elusive male birth control pill: Recent version shows 99 percent effectiveness in mice
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Politics and Society The elusive male birth control pill: Recent version shows 99 percent effectiveness in mice

Male reproductive responsibility is expanding. Scientists have developed an oral male contraceptive that is 99 per cent effective in mice with no evident side effects. The team will start human trials before the end of the year, but will a version of a male birth control pill finally become available for mass distribution?

The complicated legalities of safe abortion in Kenya
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Politics and Society The complicated legalities of safe abortion in Kenya

The Kenyan High Court has ruled that rape survivors have the right to an abortion and ordered authorities to pay almost US$30 000 in damages to the mother of a teenage victim who died after a botched abortion. This was as a result of a directive by the Ministry of Health to withdraw national standard guidelines for the procedure.