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There aren’t many good thingsthat are associated with a shot to the balls, but a new study by the University of NorthCarolina might change that perception. That’s because scientists have discoveredthat an ultrasound shot to the testes could become a new wave of pain-free male contraception. In the study, rats were given high-frequency ultrasound into their testesarea, which is the same type of ultrasound used in physical therapy. Two weeks after thetreatment, their SpermCount Index had dropped to zero, and sperm-producing germ cells were killed off aswell. Clearly, the results don’t alwaystransition from rats to humans seamlessly, but researchers believe that results forhumans would be similar. It must also be determined whether the effects of this type ofcontraception are permanent or whether the effects are temporary and reversible. For men, the contraceptive menu includesabstinence, pulling out, condoms, and a vasectomy.Ultrasound treatment could be the happy medium that fits perfectly into thatlineup. Continue Reading ]More...[/url]