Many people ask the question, “Why is there no birth control for men?” One simple explanation is that unlike women, who only need one egg to be defended each month, men would need millions of sperm to be destroyed each day. Not so simple. And even if it were that simple, the thought of a pill that can destroy that many sperm cells per day is a bit frightening. Most men right now are probably picturing some shriveled up walnut right now.
According to scientists/researchers, a development of a male form of birth control is in discovery.
Up until recent, it was understood that male forms of birth control existed in the forms of:
- Withdrawal (Pull out)
A new alternative may now be a realistic possibility. A recent study illustrates an experimental drug that, when ingested daily by male mice, knocked sperm count down to the point of infertility. When the mice stopped taking the drug, their sperm count adjusted back to normal. The proposed drug is being referred to as JQ1.
These discoveries with this anticipated drug show that there is a possibility of a male version of birth control. The drug is still being tested and is not yet ready for human trial.
According to scientists, altering levels of testosterone in a man does not affect a man’s fertility rate and has negative side effects, such as breast enlargement. With this drug, men’s testosterone levels are not altered.
One fear of the consumption of this drug was that, after JQ1 entered the body, whether or not the testicles would be able to once again produce sperm after the drug is no longer being used. So far, tests have shown this is not an issue.
So now we ask you, the readers, would you be comfortable using a male version of birth control or having your lover use the drug? Please comment. *You do not need to input email addresses or names to comment*