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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