Notice how the male contraceptive pill would work

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Mar 26, 2018

A scientist working to develop a male contraceptive pill is optimistic about a new drug, known as DMAU:

“DMAU works by interrupting the signal between the brain and the testicles, Page said.”

There may be a better metaphor to express, in a nutshell, 21st-century manhood. But if so I haven’t seen it.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: FredC - Mar. 28, 2018 10:54 AM ET USA

    Lupron, used for a short time by some of us with prostate cancer and for a long time by male-to-female transgenders, stops testosterone production but greatly increases the probability of dementia.

  • Posted by: BCLX - Mar. 27, 2018 10:57 PM ET USA

    Simply put, there is too much 'below the belt thinking.' We need to think with our brains, informed with what we have been taught and we know to be right.

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Mar. 26, 2018 4:17 PM ET USA

    Ha! Good one, Phil! At the risk of overshadowing your humor, I'd say that the metaphor applies in opposite directions to differing groups of men. It seems that some think with their testicles while possessing brains that are disconnected. Sadly though, some others seem to be quite intelligent but have no...well, let's just say that they could use...a little more fortitude.