(Follow up, 8-14-15: The time frame for availability is now 2018-2020.)
Yahoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! i jumped for joy when i saw this article titled “Male Brith Control, Without Condoms, Will be Here by 2017”.
As my friend Tom put it: “Why have the woman where body armor when you can just take the bullets out of the gun?”
Oh, and did i mention, Vasagel has no side effects for guys (or girls), it’s cheap, lasts for up to ten years, is effective and completely reversible? (See sources below.) This would be so exciting. It could mean no more crazy alterations of mine or other women’s insides.
With reference to Womenshealth.gov, Samantha Allen, writer for the Daily Beast, points out the various reasons women’s contraception leaves a lot to be desired.
“Side effects [for women] of the birth control pill include an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, nausea, irregular bleeding, and depression. Less common methods of contraception like diaphragms and sponges can cause the rare and life-threatening toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Injections like Depo-Provera can cause bone loss and the use of intrauterine devices (IUDs) can potentially cause rips or tears in the uterus itself. It would take a commercial announcer a full minute of speed-reading to list off all the risks of every form of female birth control. Interrupting ovulation and fertilization is a complex process that requires a degree of hormonal regulation, often impacting other areas of a woman’s health. But as luck would have it, you don’t have to tamper with testosterone in order to block sperm.”
Pretty darn exciting don’t you think? Problem is, it’s so cheap, pharmaceutical companies would rather charge men’s partners money for pills and patches every month, instead of charging the guys a one time, cheap payment. What do we have to do? Get the word out. Vote with our voice and demand methods like this.
You can join them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Vasalgel
And also, we can fund the research, since pharmaceutical companies are probably going to put up a big push against Vasalgel, since they won’t be making the big bucks from your wallet.
If you want to donate (I certainly did!) you can do so through the Parsemus Foundation, which is a foundation working to support innovative research, by clicking here, Vasalgel, and scrolling to the bottom where it says donate. I figure, every little bit counts when it comes to making progressive changes in society.
Click here, Parsemus, if you’d like to learn more about the Parsemus Foundation.
And check out all these other great articles discussing the extensive benefits of Vasagel and other sperm inhibiting contraception:
1.) “The Best Birth Control in the World is for Men” Jon Clinkenbeard of Techcitement.com. Mar 2012. Web Feb 2014 <http://techcitement.com/culture/the-best-birth-control-in-the-world-is-for-men/#.UvF0Jb-TND2>
2.) “Male Birth Control: New Procedure is 100 Percent Effective, Reversible” Huffingtonpost. Mar 2012. Web Feb 2014 <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/male-birth-control-reversible_n_1400708.html>
3.) “Vasalgel” Contraception Information Project, 2014 Web Sept. 2014 http://www.newmalecontraception.org/vasalgel/
4.) Allen, Samantha. “Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will be Here in 2017”. Daily Beast. Sept. 2014. Web Sept. 2014. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/09/we-ll-have-male-birth-control-by-2017.html