US Researchers To Begin Clinical Trials Of Male Birth Control
Men who have issues with getting two or three women pregnant at the same time (*coughs* Lil Wayne *coughs*), may soon has a solution for their problems.
According to reports, an Indian scientist has developed a form of birth control for men, and it is starting to be researched in the United States.
The male contraceptive called Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance, or simply RISUG for short, according to the Huffington Post works when “Men receive an injection of chemicals that form a gel along the vas deferens — the pathway that transports sperm.”
The report continues:
The gel can last for 10 to 15 years. During that time it both reduces the number of sperm making the trip, and also physically disables the ones that do make it safely through the passageway.
According to WIRED, despite battling skeptics at each step, Guha “has prevailed because, in study after study, RISUG has been proven to work 100 percent of the time.”
And the icing on the cake? The major concern with vasectomies — the only form of male contraception other than condoms — is that they are not always reversible, a risk many men are unwilling to take.
According to the researchers involved, RISUG solves that problem. At any point the man can receive a second injection that dissolves the sperm-blocking gel and reverses the contraceptive.
Read the full report here.
The days of men with three kids by three different babymamas may soon be over.