Male Birth Control Pill On The Horizon
Pill awaits FDA approval
A group of Kansas City doctors are on the verge of developing the first ever male birth control pill.
Aside from pulling out, using a condom or getting a vasectomy, men's options when it comes to birth control are very limited. However, this pill will allow men to have even more sex and lessen the the burden of an 18 year responsibility.
The active agent in the pill will be a chemical compound named H2-gamendazole, that will keep sperm cells from developing in the testes. Doctors developing the pill say that men would experience no change in their libido and and after they stop taking it, regain full fertility in just a few weeks.
The pills have been tested on monkeys, mice, rats and rabbits (no dogs by the way). Researchers said they saw no change in the animals' behavior and that the monkeys still appeared to be "happy."
Word of these pills comes during an age where condom use is steadily increasing. According to the Detroit Free Press, in 1982 only 52% of women reported having sex with a partner who used a condom. In 2006 that number was 96%.
Developers are confident that the pills will meet FDA approval, but even then, it will be at least another decade before the Male Birth Control pill be available on the market. So until then fellas, be wise.
Beyond that, when the Male Birth Control pill does hit the market, will it make birth control and reproductive rights a hot topic among men? Up to this point, it's been women that have had to deal with it. If these pills become a reality, do you think the government will force documented deadbeat dads to take the pills? Will the pills be available to all men, or will you have to qualify?
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