(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- By Rebekah Moan
It may be possible to use ultrasound as a reliable, low-cost form of male contraception, according to ongoing research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chief researcher James Tsuruta, Ph.D., embarked on the study after learning about research in the 1970s at the University of Missouri-Columbia finding that a dose of ultrasound to the testes with the appropriate frequency and power could result in enough germ cell loss to cause infertility. Depending on the dosage used, the contraceptive effect could be either permanent or reversed after six months.
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