Birth Control for Men: Coming Soon?

Some day soon women might be asking men, the question, “Are YOU on birth control?” According to The Daily Mail, researchers at Monash University in Melbourne are currently experimenting with a new method of oral contraceptive for men. The researchers aim to create something similar to a “temporary vasectomy”…that’s not currently a thing.

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So how does the oral contraceptive for men work?

Good question! The pill works by blocking certain proteins so that the male ejaculate doesn’t contain sperm. The researcher’s promising results have been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In several test trials, mice were found to be 100 percent infertile while on the drug; after they were taken off of the drug, their sperm produced healthy baby mice.

Scientists claim that, unlike previous attempts at oral male contraceptives, the new pill should not affect hormones or render sperm dysfunctional. This means that it shouldn’t reduce sex drive or affect future offspring.

The real question is, do you think men will take birth control pills, if and when, that becomes an option?