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When it comes to preventing pregnancy, there are plenty of contraceptive options — like birth control pills, implants and IUDs — designed for people with female reproductive systems. But for people with male reproductive systems? Sadly, not so much.

But that could change. An injectable contraceptive — the latest in a series of forays into birth control for people with penises — proved highly effective at preventing pregnancies in a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Despite various side effects — including mood disorders, acne and erectile dysfunction — a majority of the participants were happy with the birth control method, and said they’d use it if it were available.

“The study found it is possible to have a hormonal contraceptive for men that reduces the risk of unplanned pregnancies in the partners of men who use it,” researcher Mario Festin said, according to the BBC.

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Birth control for men: Contraceptive injection prevents pregnancy in new study
The injection proved highly effective at preventing pregnancy.
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https://mic.com/articles/157904/birth-control-for-men-contraceptive-injection-prevents-pregnancy-in-new-study#.dp9FnvqjH