Inject-able male birth control is in the works! A birth control will be injected into a man’s body in his vas defers to break up sperm.Â The injection is said to be 100% effective and reversible and can last up to 10 years but does not protect against HIV or other STDs. I’m not really sure how I’d feel about my man getting a shot near the penis, I mean all the female birth control methods have to be easier than a shot in that area, right and beings that it doesn’t protect against STDs you should be using it with people you trust, right? Read more below.
A new birth control procedure shows promising signs of becoming another viable option for people who don’t want children now, but may want them some day.
Techcitement points out that the procedure, which is in advanced clinical trials in India, has been found to be 100 percent effective.
One downside — depending on how you feel about shots — is that it requires the man receive an injection into the vas deferens with a polymer gel called Vasalgel, after a local anesthetic has been given. The substance works by breaking apart sperm.
The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes and lasts ten years or more and is more easily reversible than a vasectomy.
As the Male Contraception Information Project notes, if a man decides he’d like to have his sperm up and running again, he can get another shot and, within two to three months, the baby-making can commence.
Studies over the last 25 years have reportedly found the procedure is safe to use on both humans and animals.
Researchers are hopeful that the procedure will be on the market in the U.S. by 2015, with clinical trials beginning in 2012. Currently, the process is only available to Indian men involved in the trials.