Male Birth Control Is Real

February 17, 2015


With feminism getting more attention from the public, the question of world-wide gender equality has never been in the spotlight as it is now.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the latest invention that’s going to make men and women more equal, at least when it comes to reproduction.

Let’s face it – we will never be the same as women in this department, probably because of the fact that men can’t be pregnant or give birth.

But as far as the insemination process goes, we’re getting closer to getting more viable options for male birth control.

Keeping The Swimmers At Check

This is not the first time someone’s come up with a male birth control pill. Vasalgel is one of the top competitors at the game, and is already making great progress with its baboon-based studies. It’s set to be released in 2017.

But according to Wired, there are more promising projects out there.

First off we have the JQ1, a chemical solution used for stopping the production of semen completely. We can see how this can be practical, but also a bit scary, wouldn’t you say?

Next up is H2-gamendazole. This particular pill is said to prevent sperm from reaching its final form. This way, men can still have sperm, but it will be inactive and basically useless.

What Can We Expect?

Even though there have been major breakthroughs in the male birth control department, condoms are still at the top of the list of ways to prevent impregnation.

It’s not only the fact that it’s the most practical way, but also the condom’s ability to prevent either sides of the act from catching any STD’s.

Nonetheless, people will still rather go for the pill than for a preservative, since it’s more convenient. One thing’s for sure, though – we can expect a global craze for male birth control pills once they’re released to the public.