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Male birth control pill passes human safety test. Won’t stop you catching knob rot though, will it? say a panicked Durex

Male birth control pill passes human safety test. “Won’t stop you catching knob rot though, will it?” say a panicked Durex

March 27, 2019

The announcement signals the completion of the easy part of the long awaited ‘Male contraceptive pill’ – the development and testing of a pill that is safe for men to use without any significant side-effects. The hardest part will be getting men, who on average tend to take at least six months to complete an item on their ‘to do’ list, to remember to take it.

First all-female spacewalk cancelled over spacesuit shortage. I mean, if you're gonna let a man pack... say women

First all-female spacewalk cancelled over spacesuit shortage. “I mean, if you’re gonna let a man pack…” say women.

March 27, 2019

Ms Koch will now conduct Friday’s spacewalk with her male colleague Nick Hague. In a statement NASA said ‘In the spirit of the mission Mr Hague will only take on minor tasks such as launching, landing, installing the batteries, that kind of the thing. But the real important jobs like handing him the screwdriver and having a general tidy up will be carried out by Ms Koch.’