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    Australian Researchers Developing Male Birth Control Pill With No Side Effects

    Male pill for birth control may be on the way, researchers say

    In a good news, bad news situation for men, science is on the verge of perfecting a recent development in reproductive choice. The good news is that there may soon be an effective contraceptive pill that men can take, rather than undergo a vasectomy. The bad news is that men will then have to shoulder more day-to-day responsibility for family planning. There’s also confusing news — for conservatives. The development poses a conundrum: they may have to decide whether to try and block men’s access to healthcare, as they have with women.
    The pill disables the delivery system but preserves sperm

    Australian researchers have worked out a technique that keeps the body from delivering sperm to semen in mice. They’ve identified two proteins that can be disabled to keep sperm from moving from the testes into the ejaculate. The brain simply doesn’t get the message to turn the sperm loose. Disabling the proteins doesn’t affect libido, performance, or eventual procreation. It simply keeps the exit door closed for the millions of sperm that would normally make a break for freedom at the time of ejaculation. Their little lives are spared, to possibly swim another day.

    For women, handing birth control over to men would eliminate the risk of side effects from taking hormone-based birth control pills. These side effects include an increased potential for migraines, strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks. The male version doesn’t depend on manipulating hormones. So far, it’s devoid of significant side effects.
    There is a downside but it’s not physical effects

    The biggest downside is that the pill would have to be taken every day. Or course, that’s what women already do, but a 2011 poll by England’s Anglia Ruskin University showed that 52% of women surveyed wouldn’t trust their partners to remember to take it daily. Only 17% of male respondents had that same concern. About the same percentage of men expressed the worry that taking the pill would damage their ‘manly image’.

    Of course, there’s another downside, depending on point of view. If birth control is literally in the hands of men, the religious right has one less weapon with which to bludgeon women into submission. How can females be controlled if it’s their male partners who are popping the pill? How can insurance deny birth control to women without also denying it to men? Guess the Heritage Foundation will have to work that one out.

    Reasonable men are more likely to focus on the advantages. Effectiveness is one. While the female birth control pill is an impressive 98-99% effective, the one being tested with mice has been 100% effective. That might give men something to ponder: zero chance of unexpected parenthood, as long as they remember to take the pill. Since the medication won’t be ready for human consumption for at least 10 years, there’s plenty of time to reflect on its advantages. First and foremost is the fact that it would protect from harm the women that men love. Who wouldn’t like that — other than the GOP, that is?
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    Good news! No more stories about being trapped and not wanting kids.

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    i'm guessing the material breaks down and is expelled when you pee? but yea they didn't make that clear

    Also most male birth control product studies there are serious side effects (and women's also have very harmful ones) but
    a men threshold for pain not the same as women
    b burden of pregnancy is mostly put on women

    so the slightest bit of discomfort for men they wont buy into it.

    good luck to them but i'm pessimistic about the whole thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
    i'm guessing the material breaks down and is expelled when you pee? but yea they didn't make that clear

    Also most male birth control product studies there are serious side effects (and women's also have very harmful ones) but
    a men threshold for pain not the same as women
    b burden of pregnancy is mostly put on women

    so the slightest bit of discomfort for men they wont buy into it.

    good luck to them but i'm pessimistic about the whole thing
    men actually have higher pain thresholds than women, the reason women tolerate pain during labour specifically is because the body releases endorphins which dull the pain a bit. As for the discomfort, if anything men wouldn't buy into it if it dulled the sensation for us or got in the way of getting erections. As long as sexual performance is unaffected, we probably wouldn't care too much.
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    I does forget tuh take out the trash, just imagine trying to remember taking a pill. nah I go pass on dat one, yuh ever see a delivery man delivering nothing?
    Man ah Barbeerian bound tuh be by de bar beer in meh hand beastly cold.

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    I don't forget to brush my teeth or bathe so I doubt I'd forget to take the pill. If anything, I'd avoid it if it had shitty side effects like erectile dysfunction or if it killed the feeling. Otherwise, I don't see the problem, I think it's a good move and at least gives men some more reproductive autonomy besides condoms.
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