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Why Do We Need Male Contraception Now...

It’s time for male contraception. Current contraception options available for men are falling short. Vasectomies are perceived as an irreversible method, and the real-world pregnancy rate for the condom is 13% —a truly high number if you’re looking for a fail-safe birth control method. Better contraceptive options for men will bring equity to family planning, […]

3 Ways to Start a Conversation about ...

It may seem hard to start a conversation about contraception. But when conversation lags, we’ll be happy to help you out with three good ways to bring up a topic sure to liven up the discussion. 1 – Set embarrassment aside. There’s no need to be embarrassed. Contraception is a normal topic in today’s world. […]

Press Release: Announcing the Winner ...

Press Release: Announcing the Winner of Our $500,000 Grant

Male Contraception Initiative Awards $500K Research Grant to Vibliome Therapeutics, Inc., for the Development of a New Contraceptive Product Development collaboration to include the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University and the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today the Male Contraception Initiative (MCI), a private non-profit […]

The Recent Past and Near Future

The Recent Past and Near Future

“Where do you see yourself five years from now?” That question gets asked a lot in job interviews, and is a good way to gauge how invested someone is in the future. It’s been said many times that male birth control has been 5 years away for the past 20 years. Unfortunately, it’s not too […]

Getting Male Birth Control To Market

Our mission is to get new male contraceptives to market. Specifically, we’re talking about reversible, non-hormonal methods that act during later stage sperm development. This pickiness sidesteps avoidable side effects and makes for a birth control method that works much faster. So how do we get male contraceptives to market? The first step is getting […]

The Contraceptive Hot Hand

Imagine your friend—we’ll call him James—starts up about this new woman he’s been dating. “She’s so great,” he says. “And on top of that, the sex is amazing!” You’re happy for James, of course. But at the same time, you know your friend isn’t always the most careful. “You’re using protection, right?” you ask. “Well, […]

2016 Highlights with MCI

Our 2016 Annual report is now available on our site! We added three new board members during the 2016 year: Deb Levine, Gail King, and our treasurer, Robert Miller. We have all the components of a truly wonderful team, particularly with our new Director of Operations and Programs, Dr. Logan Nickels. We continued our media […]

Why Male Contraception: Logan Nickels

Why male contraception? Medical science continues to astound, year after year. Innovative procedures and breakthrough research such as genome sequencing have changed how we approach medicine, yielding advances in many crucial areas of study. However, the field of male contraception has not had the necessary support to advance at the same rapid pace displayed by […]

Why We Do Male Contraceptive Marketin...

We recently got back our male contraceptive survey data from 1,500 nationally representative male respondents. Because we intend to analyze and publish this data, we have some restrictions about delving too deeply before publication. But in the meantime, we can talk about why we did this and describe what we did overall. MCI’s mission is […]

Contraceptive Pregnancy Rates Drop: H...

You may hear us talk a lot about annual typical-use pregnancy rates when we refer to contraceptives like the condom or Pill. What we’re talking about here are the annual pregnancy rates for everyone that uses a particular method. Typical use means everyone, including people that use the method perfectly and those who are inconsistent. […]

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