What will they think of next?!
via BBC News:
A birth control gel that is applied to the skin could offer woman an alternative to the Pill, say experts presenting latest trial data.
Used once daily, it delivers hormones to prevent a pregnancy in the same way as oral contraceptives do.
Early studies show the gel is effective and well tolerated, with none of the typical side effects associated with the Pill, like weight gain and acne.
The Nestorone gel is being developed with drug firm Antares Pharma.
Researchers told the American Society for Reproductive Medicine how they hope to bring the product to market if clinical trial results continue to be positive.
The gel can be applied to the abdomen, thighs, arms or shoulders and is quickly absorbed, with no residue.