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1979. Chinese Claim Invention of Male Birth Control Pill. It's toxic to rats and monkeys, but not to humans. It's "still under investigation here."
1982. Birth Control Pill for Men May Use Combined Hormones. No word on the Chinese rat killer pill.
1986. Male Birth Control Pill One Step Closer. No mention of how many steps there are total.
1989. Men's Birth Control Pill Called Far From Reality. What??? I thought we were so many steps closer! "Less research is going on today than 10 years ago," says the doctor quoted in the piece, but he still thinks a pill will materialize. When? "Within our lifetime."
1991. Study: Male Birth Control May Be Available By Year 2000. Aka, in five to ten years.
1999. Birth Control Pill For Men Seemin' Likely. Yes, of course that gross pun is from a Post headline.
2002. Quest for Male Pill is Gaining Momentum. "A male pill is 5 to 10 years away."
2003. Male Birth Control Pill Soon a Reality. How soon? Five to seven years.
2010. Birth Control Pill for Men Still a Ways Off. Why? Why why why? Why is it taking so long?