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    Default Radical new birth control for men: 100% effective for 10 years

    By Evan Ackerman
    May 31, 2011

    When it comes to birth control, it's a lot harder figuring out how to stop a bajillion little sperm than one little egg, but a scientist in India has managed to develop an injection for men that has so far proven to be 100% effective and completely reversible with no side effects. Sign me up.

    The injection is called RISUG, which stands for "reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance." Let's just get the uncomfortable bit out of the way first: you can't just be injected anywhere, the doctor has to stick a needle into your scrotum. Twice. Yeah, bad times, but you'll deal, and here's why: after two tiny injections taking all of 15 minutes, study after study has shown that the injection is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. You won't suffer any side effects at all, it lasts a minimum of 10 years, and it's completely reversible with another few injections.

    Here's how it works: a non-toxic, positively charged polymer gets injected into the little tube that your sperm pass through on their way from your testicles to, you know, out. The polymer doesn't actually block the tube, but it stays there, and when sperm (which have a negative charge) pass by, the charge differential from the polymer zaps them. All of them. Every time.

    Read the rest at dvice.com

    For discussion on this at La Vie Childfree
    Last edited by Islander; 06-17-11 at 11:02 AM.

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    Default Re: Radical new birth control for men: 100% effective for 10 years

    That is interesting-and would have fewer side effects than drugs.
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    Default Re: Radical new birth control for men: 100% effective for 10 years

    About time someone took the entire responsibility off the women!

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    Default Re: Radical new birth control for men: 100% effective for 10 years

    This would be good for millions of teen age boys IMO. Give them at least a decade to grow up before becoming fathers.

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