Male birth control isn't really a thing yet, but that could change soon with the introduction of a product that's currently being tested for efficacy.
Researchers recently kicked off the first "wide-scale clinical trial of a male contraceptive topical gel," reports Gizmodo. All in all, it will be tested on 420 "relatively healthy and young couples" from nine different study sites across the world.
If it works as it's supposed to, the gel will cause the men's sperm counts to plummet "to a point identified as infertility." But the fact that guys get such a, well, casual birth control option — especially when compared to the more invasive, mood-affecting options available for women — has really got people talking.