It is being hailed as a possible medical breathrough – contraception for women that’s not a pill or a patch, but a gel.
And you only use a small amount, rubbed anywhere on your body, like arms or legs. But perhaps the best part, the manufactuer claims, is that there are few or no side effects.
“What this will enable women to do is to use it daily as part of their hygiene routine, if you like,” said Dr. Paul Wotten from Antares Pharma.
Dr. Wotton and his team developed the product, called Nestorogel, a silky substance you can rub on your shoulders, arms, abdomen and thighs.
“I guess I’d use it, but like anything, I would look at what the side effects were,” said one woman.