New Contraceptive Methods Will Be In Development Moving Forward!

Sexual Health 12 years ago (2010) Barbara
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Developing birth control is probably my biggest pet project; I have given several presentations on a one-time reversible injection method called RISUG. after injecting this compound into the vas deferens, the sperm will not be able to penetrate the jelly coat of the egg, therefore, pregnancy is prevented. The most amazing aspect of this method of birth control is that it is effective for at least 10 years and is completely reversible.RISUG (which stands for reversible sperm inhibition under guidance) is inexpensive, low maintenance, and has few observed side effects in most subjects. In addition, the procedure takes about 5 minutes.
The good news is that thanks to all those who filled out the petition and survey at malecontraceptives.org, RISUG will resume testing in the US within the next five years! Since around 2001, when an Indian company held the rights to test this method, RISUG has reached Phase III clinical trials – many of which concluded that the product is completely safe and effective. All that remains is to get the product approved and released to the public.
As a sexual health educator, I emphatically support access to new methods of birth control, especially additional methods that allow men to have more control over their reproductive choices.RISUG will soon be tested in the U.S., which is good news indeed, but if you want to do more by signing the petition, you can help move this method forward.
Edit: After reading some of the comments on Reddit, I think it’s important to talk about a few things that people have been talking about

  • The treatment was effective for at least 10 years. None of the subjects in the trial got their partners pregnant *so far. The therapy should be able to last longer, but for now, we know it works at least that long.
  • This compound wraps around the sperm so it does not affect ejaculation in any way. It only affects the enzymes in the head of the sperm that burrow into the jelly shell of the egg. It is also unlikely to make any difference in taste or smell.
  • The only side effect of the treatment was scrotal swelling, which persisted for two weeks after the injection (even though this was only in a subset of subjects). Other than this, no side effects were observed.
  • Note: This method is hormone-free.RISUG does not affect the production of testosterone or estrogen in any way. This chemical only affects an enzyme at the top of the sperm head. This is the reason there are almost no side effects.
  • For more information, visit New Male Contraceptive Methods
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