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Today’s Lady News: New Male Birth Control Stops Men From Producing Semen

  • Will this be Depo Provera for dudes?! Eighty British couples are participating in a two-year-long trial to test a male contraceptive jab which tricks the brain into stopping sperm production. Doctors said the male contraceptive jab has been 99 percent effective so far and sperm counts should return to normal when men go off it. [Daily Mail]
  • For the first time ever, three Muslim women in Malaysia have been caned for adultery. The canings apparently took place at a women’s prison near Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 9. “It is hoped that the issue will not be wrongly interpreted to the extent of tarnishing the sanctity of Islam,” Malaysia’s Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein was quoted as saying. All three women are serving jail time as well. [CNN]

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The Daily Squeeze: Soy May Be OK, Bad Bras, And Animal Sex

  • Concerned about yesterday’s negative press, the Soyfoods Association of America sent out a press release saying that soy doesn’t actually lower sperm count. [Newswise]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Guy Vegetarians, Flavored Breast Milk, And Marriage Stats

  • It’s a bad day for vegetarians. Guys who average half a serving of soy food per day have lower concentration of sperm than men who do not eat soy foods. [Medical News Today]
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    Cell Phones And Sperm Counts

    The Cleveland Clinic found an association between cell phone use and sperm quality in a study of 361 men at its infertility clinic — the more time a man spent talking on his cell phone, the lower his sperm count (and the greater the percentage of abnormal sperm). But don’t go making assumptions about cell phones causing infertility, because they found an association, not a cause and effect relationship. However, it does seem as though nature is doing its part to tell us that the type of man who spends four hours on his cell phones every day might not make the best father. [Reuters]
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