Research shows that at least half of men would like to take a male birth control pill, if it were available. And guess what? It’s looking like that will be a reality very soon. Even better still, it’s a non-hormonal pill, so it wouldn’t screw with their hormones. (Unlike women’s birth control.)
And to even top that, there is a method soon to be available called Vasalgel, (you might remember reading about it on this blog) which is a pain-free, cheap, effective, and completely reversible, one-time injection that makes sperm non-viable, so there is still ejaculation, but no baby-making sperm happening.
Here are just some of the options that are being studied and researched and could be available soon. Vasalgel is said to be available between 2018-2020.
Options will soon become available for guys, and it’ll be a game changer.
I wonder…When contraception is available for men too, and men are permitted to partake in family planning, I wonder if people will stop trying to take it away, like they have when women have been the main people responsible for reproduction… I sure hope it won’t be so contested as women have had to endure. Family planning has a positive ripple effect on everyone.
Read a whole article about the male contraception methods soon to be available at telegraph.co.uk.
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.
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: