A promising new study on the effectiveness of Vasalgel — a reversible birth control injection for men — was an overwhelming success.

Vasalgel is a gel that’s injected into the penis and, once in there, blocks sperm from leaving the vas deferens (like a vasectomy, but temporary and without the painful surgery). In the study, released today, 12 male rabbits were injected with Vasalgel. Of those 12 test rabbits, 11 were found to be “azoospermic,” or completely without sperm in their semen for an entire year after the injection.

If validated, Vasalgel would be the first long-lasting, non-hormonal, potentially reversible contraceptive for men to reach market. Vasalgel is expected to be available to all men in 2018.

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