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Male contraceptive jab is here.

Filed under: General — Vman @ 11:06 am Mon 5th October 2009

The BBC reports that trials of a male contraceptive are about to begin in Scotland.

The scientists claim it can give much better protection against pregnancy than condoms.

And it is hoped the work could help pave the way for such a form of contraception to become more widely available.

The injections contain the hormones testosterone and progesterone, and are given to the men every two months.

Sperm counts fall rapidly, and when these are low enough couples taking part in the trial would use the jabs as their method of contraception for a year.

Scientists also stress that the effects of the injections are fully reversible.

In earlier stories the BBC and others stressed research that found females did not trust males to always take a contraceptive pill. Early studies indicated females didn’t trust males to be honest about it. More recently the studies say females are concerned that men would forget to take a pill from time to time. It appears that as a male contraceptive pill moves towards becoming a reality, females are waking up to the fact that men want it. Their objections are becoming weak and irrelevant.

There is nothing preventing the female from continuing to take her pill so I don’t see their views as even relevant.

I think/hope that once the male contraceptive pill becomes a reality it will create a second sexual revolution. One where male reproductive rights and issues start to be considered.

Take the following example: a man does not want children so he takes the contraceptive pill. His partner tell him that she is also on the pill. For some reason (new technology) his pill fails. It turns out she lied and she was not taking her pill. She actually wanted to have a baby all the time. She falls pregnant. She could take the morning after pill but she refuses to do that. She wants the child and he does not. She wants to raise the child on her own. She doesn’t want him in the picture. She just wants his pay cheaque. Should he have to pay a very large part of his pay for the next 19 years for this child? Is he responsible for this child?

OK write your answer down. Justify your answer.

Now how about this example: He wants a child and she does not. They both have well paid professional careers. He tells her he is on the pill. He lies. She takes no contraception. She falls pregnant. She only realises 2 months into term. It is now either an abortion or she has the child. She has the child but does not want to keep it. She tries to put the child up for adoption but he objects and takes the child from birth to raise on his own. Should she have to pay a large part of her pay for the next 19 years for this child?

Is your answer different from the first example? If so justify it.

I look forward to reading your view points.

9 Responses to “Male contraceptive jab is here.”

  1. Hans Laven says:

    Yes, parents need to be responsible for children no matter how the child’s birth came about. Most parents would accept this if the child support system was fair and sensible. That is, a rebuttable presumption of shared care, no money is paid by either partner in equal shared care situations, and a parent pays an amount that reasonably represents actual costs for children’s basic needs for each day that the other parent cares for the children over 50% of the time.

  2. BG Smith says:

    It’s got to be good that guys are able to control this themselves,
    while i know my answers to the questions above make me squirm,
    I think there will be alot less of these questions asked,
    hopefully guys will feel back in control of when and where,
    possibly even ‘if’ they are ready for children, again,
    and hopefully their choices of who and how will be better!

  3. Skeptik says:

    I came accross this posting at Mens news daily.
    Food for thought:-

    “50 (or 150) years from now, I believe that the inevitable conclusion will be that feminism is what destroyed western civilization.
    After a century or so of declining national birthrates, as opposed to the large immigrant muslim broods that will have voted their own into power, the status of women will have come full circle….barefoot and pregnant once again.
    Delicious irony”.

    We may yet see a converging of the male pill, male contraceptive jab AND creeping muslim politics and law.

  4. Skeptik says:

    This one’s for ‘Sympathiser’.

  5. Skeptik says:

    I’ll try that link again. here

  6. Skace says:

    As a parent to a 16 yr old, I would welcome the opportunity for him to have this choice available.
    The consequences for making a wrong choice are serious and lifelong. He would agree he is far from ready to be a father. Males deserve to feel responsible towards contraception also.

  7. joseph says:

    All I can say is THANK “F#@&^ for that…
    and perhaps like woman who rejoiced with new contraceptives by burning their BRA.
    Men can burn their JOCKS in celebration..

    News flash. Its been reported that thousands of men today took to the steets in little old New Zealand burning their Jocks screaming like Brave hearts ‘FREEDOM”…

    this bizzare behaviour has had a roll on effect with many in Government the Courts and with inside the LAW are now concerned about their continued and future employment.

    Bahhhhahhaha…live in hope !

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