Priority 10 from the Contraception PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Are there effective new methods of contraception available for men?  (JLA PSP Priority 10)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0049/10
Explanatory note About 1 in five women attending community sexual health clinics use condoms as their primary method. This is the only method men who wish to avoid paternity have. Men can not get pregnant so risks benefits of contraception are different than for women, but men should have access to methods of contraception so that they too have choice of when and whether to become a parent.  There are no imminently promising methods on the horizon.  

Steroid hormones for contraception in men. David A Grimes, Laureen M Lopez, Maria F Gallo, Vera Halpern, Kavita Nanda, Kenneth F Schulz: CDSR March 2012. 

PROSPERO SR Neena Qasba, Brian Nguyen. Combined hormonal contraception methods for men to achieve severe oligozoospermia for male contraception. start Oct 2016, completion anticipated June 2017. 

Health Research Classification System category Reproductive Health and Childbirth
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

“There is very little information for men on hormonal methods of contraception. Almost all of it is aimed at women not men. It can make it quite hard for a man to be informed” (Patient)

Submitted by Healthcare Professionals x 0~Patients x 3~Both x 0
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0049
PSP name Contraception
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 57  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 21 April 2017