Scientists have appealed for couples to come forward to take part in a trial of a new contraceptive jab for men.
A team from Edinburgh University is involved in the research into the injection.
The scientists claim it can give much better protection against pregnancy than condoms.
And it is hoped the work could help pave the way for such a form of contraception to become more widely available.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are hoping to recruit 20 couples from the south east of Scotland to take part in the study - which is being run by the World Health Organisation.
The injections contain the hormones testosterone and progesterone, and are given to the men every two months.
Sperm counts fall rapidly, and when these are low enough couples taking part in the trial would use the jabs as their method of contraception for a year.
Scientists also stress that the effects of the injections are fully reversible.
Professor Richard Anderson of Edinburgh University's reproductive and development sciences division said: "If this trial is successful I imagine there would be interest in looking at marketing the injection as a male contraceptive.
"Even if not all men would be keen on an injection, there would definitely be a market to make such a treatment available."