For four decades, the pill has helped women play a primary role in the contraceptive driver’s seat. But today, a great deal of men want to take a more active role in conception role use. Many men are glad to hear about male birth control contraceptives.
The mechanism of male conceptratives work pretty much the same way of female conceptratives: hormones, such as testosterone and progestin, are used to turn off sperm production.
The volunteers participating in a a study of MHCs (male hormonal contraceptives) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California said that they did not have any side effects. Brown, a volunteer is eager and would like his son one day to have the option of birth control pill.
According to the World Health Organization, men from many countries around the world would welcome MHCs. They think that it would empower men and deter some women out there from their nefarious plans. The WHO said that it was not difficult to recruit volunteers in various countries around the world for their studies. Many men become involved in the studies and are are anxious to see a male birth control pill on the market.
Over the past 5 years, male contraceptive pills, patches, implants and creams that deliver various amounts of hormones have been tested and brought a great deal of success. In some countries, a low-cost, reversible and long-acting form of an MHC in the form of a daily pill in the form of a daily pill is believed to be available on the market within 5 to 7 years and implants could arrive even sooner.
The California researchers hope an injectible or an implant (similar to Norplant for women) will be the first to be approved and they are trying to find the best combination with the least amount of side effects and then the least amount of medication that may be required to get the maximum effects.
As Doctor Wang, a researcher of the program, this technology seems to draw greater interest there ever was in the past and there is now more funding available worldwide than ever before.
But will men take it? Some say yes, some say only if their partners make them, and others say they would never even consider it.