Reversible Inhibition Of Sperm Under Guidance:
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has successfully tested a long-lasting male contraceptive called “Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance” (RISUG).
- RISUG is a non-hormonal injectable male contraceptive that blocks the production of sperm by creating a physical barrier in the vas deferens, the tube that carries sperm.
- It begins to work within two months of injection and remains effective for up to a decade.
- The overall efficacy of RISUG in achieving azoospermia (absence of sperm) was 97.3%, and it was 99.02% effective in preventing pregnancy without any serious side effects.
- This breakthrough in male contraception offers a safe, effective, and long-lasting option for family planning.