Hey, Have You Heard About Birth Control for Men?
I've been thinking a lot about birth control lately. Female bodied people use hormonal birth control these days for lots of reasons and not all of them have to do with avoiding reproduction, i.e. to lessen pre-menstrual and menstrual symptoms and discomfort, get rid of periods all together and even clear up acne. My personal experience is like that of many women, one of trial and thankfully more mindless stress than actual error.
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"So are there any other birth control option out there for men? Other than vasectomy (sterilization) or condoms?"
She didn't miss a beat, "No, just those two so far..."
I continued, "I have read recently about a couple potential methods one a reversible shot and the other... I think it involves ultrasound..."
She hadn't heard of either although she had recently attended a conference about birth control... Hum... Why is no one even mentioning this stuff? Is it too experimental, too controversial, not a priority for medical science, not a profitable channel for pharmaceutical companies or is birth control just not of interest to men? My mind wanders and wonders...
What do you think, guys? If you had this option would you try it? Ladies would you trust your man to take on this responsibility? Do you think single and/or married people would be interested in these options? Have you heard about any of these options for men? I'd love to learn more. Tweet at me @kristaanetwork or comment below.
Originally for momsinbabeland.com, posted it here instead.