Contraception In Men

The research for the variety of male contraception methods is actually the search for the holy grail of contraception. Scientists are trying hard to discover more contraception  options that would allow men to share the burden of prevention of pregnancy. Certainly, contraception has commonly been the responsibility of the woman in the past, but there’s no reason that couldn’t change.

A  study conducted in 2005 revealed that almost 50 percent of men in the United States were willing to try a new form of male contraception, and up to 72 percent of men in other countries are interested in new forms of birth control.

Researchers have adopted a multipronged strategy and  are approaching male contraception from multiple angles, some of which are closer to reality while others are far-fetched ideas such as the male pill. Most of the research is being performed on tissue in petri dishes — not in animals or humans due to lack of funds. Here is an account of male contraception methods, including those in practice, those in experimental stages and just to be launched and also some dream methods which will be available in the distant future.


1. Condoms:

Spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases can be effectively stopped with condoms. But “typical method” of condom use has fail rates as high as 15 percent in the prevention of pregnancy although condoms are up to 98 percent effective at preventing pregnancy when used perfectly.


2. Vasectomy:

Vasectomy is a procedure in which surgeons cut the tube called the vas deferens that propels sperm out of the penis. Although this procedure has a 100% success rate in prevention of pregnancy if performed perfectly but it is usually irreversible.

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  1. Rachel Johnson says:

    Hello, I am looking to interview someone who has researched this contraceptive who is knowledgeable to answer a few questions I have regarding it. I am doing a college presentation and would like a little more information. If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it!
    -Rachel Johnson

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