Women everywhere (and some men) have wished for male birth control, and now there is a new procedure that is not only 100 percent effective, but also reversible. What wonderful news for men and women everywhere!
This procedure is good for men who do not want to have children now, but who may want to have them in the future. There are plenty of people who are in this situation, so this new male birth control sounds amazing.
Is this new birth control for men pills? Nope. It is actually a shot in the vas deferens, which sounds like it could be painful, but it surely can't cause more pain than a vasectomy. The shot is filled with Vasalgel, which ends up breaking up sperm, and it lasts for at least 10 years, but it can be reversed even more easily than a vasectomy. It simply takes another shot to reverse the gel's effects on the sperm. Within three months, the sperm will be ready to help create a baby.
The other great thing about this procedure is that it has been studied in animals and people for the past 25 years, so it has a good record of safety. Clinical trials for the male birth control could begin in the U.S. in 2012, and hopefully it will be approved for use by 2015.
If you are a man, would you appreciate having a birth control option that isn't a condom? Could you see yourself using this Vasalgel method?