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Les approches épididymaires de la contraception masculine

Epididymal approaches to male contraception

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L’offre en matière de moyens contraceptifs masculins est limitée et, en particulier, à ce jour il n’existe pas de contraception hormonale masculine sur le marché. L’épididyme, dans lequel les spermatozoïdes acquièrent leurs capacités fécondantes et où ils sont stockés, s’avère être un site intéressant à cibler. Cette revue vise à présenter de façon synthétique les quelques pistes prometteuses qui ont émergé ces dernières années.


The offer in terms of male contraceptives is rather limited and, in particular, there is still no non hormonal pharmacological contraceptive available to date. Epididymis in which spermatozoa become fertile and are stored constitutes an interesting territory to target. This review aims to present concisely some promising trails that have been pursued these late years.


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Drevet, J.-. Les approches épididymaires de la contraception masculine. Basic Clin. Androl. 22, 141–151 (2012) doi:10.1007/s12610-012-0186-z

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  • Epididymis
  • Fertility control