LovePotion News| Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH)—first identified in birds about a decade ago—was recently discovered in the hypothalamus of the human brain. Researchers are cautiously optimistic that the discovery may lead to a long-sought-after male birth control pill.
The hypothalamus produces hormones that regulate sleep, sex drive, body temperature, and more critical functions. Gn1H suppresses GnRH, the fertility-boosting hormone. via National Geographic Photograph Arthur Tilley, Taxi/Getty Images