The female contraception has been around for years. But ever wondered about contributing your bit of share in your partner’s efforts! If you are already using the condom, there are other alternatives you may consider besides that. The need for male contraceptive tools has risen significantly now considering the population blast our world is dealing with.
Perhaps, this could be an attractive initiative for our planet earth in controlling the population blast! There are certain contraceptive implants, pills and injections which are already in use or coming soon in future. Prominent ones include the following:
Men Contraceptive Tools
Used since long, condom is a barrier effective in preventing the sperms from entering the female vagina. Although it may seem a little irritating and discomforting to put the condom just before ejaculation (or optimal erection), using it can serve the dual purpose of preventing pregnancy and HIV transmission.
While the latex ones are used since ages, the polyurethane condoms are an alternative option for those not keen (or allergic) to using latex.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure which is done to severe the ductus deferens. This ensures that sperm does not reach the vagina. Considering the effectiveness and success rate, vasectomy is a preferred contraceptive method for men with a failure rate of less than 1%. With the ‘no scalpel technique’, the side effects of the procedure have been limited.
However, vasectomy can lead to a delay in the onset of azoospermia. Some men may experience certain extent of post vasectomy chronic testicular discomfort. The incidence of acute pain and blood loss is also limited along with the possibility of infections.
There is a possible contraceptive technique using the ultrasound. Scientists have found out that ultrasound could function as a form of contraception for men. Ultrasound energy waves may be able to halt sperm production for up to six months which can relieve couples of the anxiety of conception.
This technique could furnish up to six months of a non-hormonal and dependable form of contraception from a single round of treatment. Since it is yet to be tested on men, its long term effect is yet to be concluded.
Men can receive a testosterone injection once a month which is likely to be as effective as the female Pill. The jab is given in the buttock and functions by regulating brain chemicals which contribute to blocking the sperm.
Chinese trials have revealed that they have an acceptable success rate with very bleak failure rate (about 1 in 100 may not be successful). The procedure has some side effects as mood swings and reduced sex drive although the sperm count is likely to return to normal within about six months.
The male pill is much talked and many believe that it is not likely to take a ride too soon in the contraception market. A male pill can prevent sperm from being released on ejaculation. The pill utilizes elements which are found in medications used for blood pressure and psychosis.
It works by paralyzing certain muscles of the reproductive system bringing a temporary blockage to semen’s release. Experts believe that the pill is likely to work with complete efficacy about two to four hours after it is taken. It may have side effects as dry ejaculation but there is no likelihood of diminishing performance.