Birth control pill for men could soon start human trials

A woman challenged men on Twitter to identify what was in this photo – and the responses were priceless.

In a post that racked up thousands of retweets, likes and responses, the image showed a small copper device along with a simple tweet that joked: “Since you boys know everything what’s this?”

Some users were genuinely lost for words and instead replaced answers with clueless memes. Others, however, responded with a string of hysterical answers.

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One joked that the tiny copper device was a “pogo stick for ants”, while another suggested it had to be a “jackhammer for gnomes.”See it here for yourself:

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One person creatively suggested that Apple’s sim card device had a glow up.

Some linked it to astrology, jesting that it was the Aries symbol.

While the hilarious responses rolled in, some people were still left scratching their heads, with one asking whether it was a miniature tampon.

The Twitter user eventually intervened and saved the day, and while a “pogo stick for rodents” would be much more interesting, the mystery device is, in fact, a form of birth control.

Her answer explained: “Intrauterine device, it’s put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse. It releases copper to stop you getting pregnant, and protects against pregnancy for between 5 and 10 years. It’s sometimes called a “coil” or “copper coil” or “Copper IUD.”

IUD’s are incredibly effective forms of birth control inserted by a health professional that stay in the uterus anywhere from three to 10 years. There are two types (copper and hormonal), but they both resemble a small T-shaped device, as shown in the photo.

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