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The experimental gel contains a synthetic progestin called nestorone—which blocks the testes from making enough testosterone to produce sperm—and a synthetic testosterone, which will counteract subsequent hormonal imbalances.
The progesterone analogue blocks the testes from producing normal levels of sperm.
The treatment is called an orchiectomy, which is the removal of the testis via the lower abdomen wall.
The presence of female eggs in male testes indicates some kind of hormonal confusion.
Yes, endocrine-disrupting chemicals like those found in birth control can cause male fish to produce female proteins and develop eggs in their testes.
DMRTs even confer maleness in animals where individuals develop both testes and ovaries.
Very severe levels of feminization—having a lot of egg cells in the testes—can impair sperm quality, impeding a fish’s ability to reproduce.
The gel includes the hormone progestin, which prevents the testes from making testosterone at a level that supports sperm production.
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