Birth Control for Men

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:

  • Condoms
  • Abstinence
  • Vasectomy
  • 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*


7 thoughts on “Birth Control for Men

  1. Although it sounds like this drug is still a far way off from any sort of human trials, I would not even consider using it given the possibility of long term effects on sperm production and the potential for permanent male impotence. In general, Female contraceptive methods work by either preventing implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus or by preventing the release of an already existing egg from the ovary…This is much less risky than actually altering the production of sperm in some way. I don’t want to take any drug that’s going to kill my sperm!

    • Thank you for your replies! It is something I could not see myself ever experimenting with also. Although it is believed that testosterone levels stay in tact, one could not feel like as much of a man without his sperm buddies.

    • Hello there,Among all concerned about how to inecrase sperm count, one thing is for sure that to produce healthy and adequate sperms, the overall health should be perfect. You should adopt nutrients/foods that help attaining stronger, healthier ejaculations. The foods that boost testosterone may help increasing the sperm count. The dietary supplements that help raising semen volume level are also thought to inecrase sperm count:Zinc is vital for viable sperm count, motility and a high percentage of live sperm in the semen.. Foods rich in zinc such as lambs, turkeys, barley, wheat, oysters, beans, nuts, red meats, raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds are considered to be the super-foods that can help to inecrase the sperm count in men.Some of the foods are found to be interrupting healthy semen production in men’s body. there are foods can inhibit men’s capability to produce healthy sperms. More about them on source articles.

  2. More men should consider a vasectomy. Maybe if you get one you could write about how easy and liberating it is. To have worry free sex [at least from a procreation perspective] is a relief. I suggest that if you are not ready to be a father that you owe it to yourself, your woman, and your potential child to have a vasectomy. It is a simple solution to a rampant and uncontrollable problem. An unwanted pregnancy is a life changer and often times a life ruined – along with devastating effects on just about everyone involved and society in general.

  3. Hi there,I understand,having a low sperm count can be a divastateng problem for you and can bring a lot of stress into even the most stable of relationships. But,don’t worry, actually there are simple ways to fix this problem. * Quit smoking. * Limit your alcohols. * Do not use illicit drugs. * If you can, cut out junk and processed foods in your daily diet. * Exercise regularly. * Regulate your intercourse amount to around 3 days interval * Consider supplements that can increase your semen volume and promote a good reproductive health.But there are things you have to avoid in order to increasing your sperm. This includes the kind of sports you have to avoid, foods, and gadgets. More about them on source articles.

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