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Part II in a series on male birth control: With advancements in medical research, scientists can develop more targeted approaches to arrest sperm production, with fewer side effects than female birth control.
Sick of birth control’s side-effects? Had enough with the bloating, lack of sexual appetite and risk of blood clot? Now there’s birth control for men.
Safe, convenient, reversible contraception allows women and men worldwide to plan their families and ensure that they are ready to nurture and provide for the children they parent. So why are so few male contraceptive methods available?
Condoms, vasectomies and the withdrawal method are the only birth control options available to men. Why is there a glaring gap in male-controlled methods?
Many men are perfectly competent at swallowing a pill every day on time, and plenty of them have partners who trust them to do it. So where’s the male birth control pill?
A birth control pill for men, along with other forms of male contraception, are in development. But will men use these methods? And will male contraception mean the responsibility for birth control is equally shared?