Testicular heat

Product Overview

Alternative Name: Testicular heat supplementation

Development Status: Inactive

Target: Male

Mode: Non-hormonal

Delivery Type: Testicular

Duration Type: Long-acting

Description: This method uses testicular sitz baths, a heating pad, or heated rocks to elevate the temperature of the testes. The testes must be several degrees cooler than normal body temperature in order to maintain proper spermatogenesis. Three weeks of daily treatments provides 6 months of contraception.

Updated date: May 30, 2018

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Project Phase: Late Development

Project Stage: Phase II

Status Details:
  • Effect of testicular heat on fertility known since the 1920's and studied by John Rock among others. A comprehensive review publication by R. Swerdloff of UCLA in 1988. Already in long-term use by U.S. men seeking an alternative to condoms or vasectomy.

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