The bitter pill

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  28 Jul 1989:
Vol. 245, Issue 4916, pp. 356-361
DOI: 10.1126/science.2667135


Fundamentally new approaches to birth control--for example, a male pill, a once-a-month menses inducer, and an antifertility vaccine--cannot be realized before the next century, and then only if the virtual withdrawal of the pharmaceutical industry from this field can be reversed. Major changes in product liability would be the most significant incentive.

Stay Connected to Science