A study on a male birth control injection that proved 96% effective was scuttled after participants reported side effects like depression, mood disorders, and acne.

Of course, these are the same side effects women report, and they've been on the pill since 1962.

The study, which began in 2008 and ended early in 2012, stopped when researchers noted "depression and other mood disorders" in the participants.

Intriguingly, the United Nations co-sponsored the project, results of which you can check out in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

One expert, Elisabeth Lloyd, told CNN she quickly made the connection to female birth control upon hearing the results: "I immediately thought of the recent findings on female birth control. Twenty percent or 30% of the women who take oral birth control pills experience depression and have to take medication for it," she said.


"So the difference just struck me. They terminated this study once it showed 3% depression for the men."

Still, the failure of the injection to make it further than the research stage is not the end of male birth control. Recent reports hail a new breakthrough on the development of a pill for men.

Hopefully it will come without the side effects women have been dealing with for decades.