The pill they write about here has no side effects that have been discovered so far. The reported side effects are from hormone jabs previously developed, not from the pills, hence why this is considered such a break through. And even so, those feeling of "moodiness, depression and loss of sex drive" are actually quite common side effects of the female pill.
As for the side effects women experience from birth control pills, they are a bit worse and more frequent than what you seem to think, Danimal. I know several women who have had blood clots as a result of birth control pills (although I personally never had any serious problems back when I was on the pill).
I thought "moodiness, depression and loss of sex drive" are only side effects of some of the pills, not all brands. That's another thing, there is options with the female birth control pill, but only one option here. I kinda want to wait an see what's going to happen. According the article, the real human trials haven't even begun yet.
Also, I remember blood clots being extremely rare, like less than one percent rare, in women who don't already have some sort of thrombosis problem (at least, that's how my girlfriend explained it me when she went on the pill last year). I forget what the cancer statistics are, but there's also a slightly higher chance for cervical cancer I forgot to mention.
One more thing, is it just me, or was that a very poorly written article (wtf is a "horpmone"?). Was it translated from another language or something?
EDIT: I just wanted to add one more thing. I refuse to believe a single pill that stops a man's body from producing protein vital to healthy sperm production for months at a time has zero side effects. That is a major
change to a body's natural chemistry. For now, I think the female pill is better just because its been around alot longer and we know the risks.