Women usually resort to contraceptive pills in order to enjoy sex wholesomely and thwart unwanted pregnancies in the process. When it comes to men, standard contraceptive options include condoms, non vaginal intercourse, vasectomy and even abstinence.
These options come with their own share of side effects though (for instance, condoms can cause loss of sensation during intercourse) which prevent men from enjoying sex fully. Recent studies however, come to the rescue of such men in the form of a male contraceptive pill that claims to work in the same way as female contraceptive pills do.
The pill is not restricted to individuals with a particular age group or fitness level, and can be taken by anyone who wishes to enjoy sex without worrying about getting their partner pregnant.
Basic Principle of the Male Contraceptive Pill
Given below are some of the more important points of the male contraceptive pill and what an individual needs to know before opting for one.
How the Male Contraceptive Pill Works
The Male Contraceptive Pill contains a synthetic hormone called degosterol that is considered to be the main substance in female contraceptive pills as well. When consumed, the degosterol present in the pill is released into the body and starts to inhibit sperm production.
This is done without compromising on the sex drive or other male characteristics. With time, the pill would block sperm production to a great extent and enable an individual to have vaginal sex sans a condom (or any other contraceptive for that matter) without worrying about getting his partner pregnant.
Effectiveness of the Male Contraceptive Pill
Ease of Use, Affordability and Minuscule Side Effects
The male contraceptive pill is known to be very effective in thwarting unwanted pregnancies in couples. However, the pill has more benefits that just that. In addition to being affordable and very easy to use (all you need to do is swallow it), the pill does not cause loss of libido, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, hormonal changes and other side effects as usually experienced by women who take female contraceptive pills.
Studies have revealed the effectiveness of the pill to surpass even female contraceptive pills and other traditional forms of male contraceptives like condoms.
The pills also claim to comparatively increase pleasure for both individuals during sex and can be used by anyone irrespective of his age, medical condition and other bodily constraints.
No Known Fertility Issues
And when compared to female oral contraceptives that sometimes cause fertility issues, the effects of the male contraceptive pill are only temporary and totally reversible This means that an individual taking the male contraceptive pill would not have any issues with fathering children in the future.
Potential Risks of the Male Contraceptive Pill
No Protection against STDs
A major setback for the male contraceptive pill is that it would only prevent unwanted pregnancies. The pill would not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases like AIDs. Thus the chances of contracting such infections and diseases are considerably higher when compared to condoms.
These pills may also cause slight weight gain in individuals although this is considered negligible when compared to the side effects caused by female contraceptive pills.
Necessity for Regular Use
Men opting for the male contraceptive pill would need to take it regularly every day without fail. Forgetting to take the pill would make it lose its effectiveness and the individual would need to restart the course. The pill would also need to be taken at the same time every day for maximum benefits.
The Male Contraceptive Pill can be considered as the next best thing for unwanted pregnancies. However, it would take some time for men to get used to the idea of taking a pill in order to prevent a pregnancy rather than asking their partners to do the same. Only time will determine the pill’s reach among the masses.