Af­ter Roe, star­tups seek to fill Big Phar­ma’s male con­tra­cep­tion gap

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As a high school­er, Kevin Eisen­frats turned to an un­usu­al source when ap­ply­ing to chem­i­cal and bio­med­ical en­gi­neer­ing pro­grams: “16 and Preg­nant.” The MTV show took cen­ter stage in his col­lege ap­pli­ca­tion es­say, pro­vid­ing a view in­to the 17-year-old’s de­sire to re­search male con­tra­cep­tive pills. “Why has there nev­er been a male pill?” he posed. “Doesn’t the male part­ner have the same re­spon­si­bil­i­ty as the fe­male part­ner?”

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