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    New birth control...for men

    SEATTLE, Oct. 1 — - Forty-year-old Scott Hardin says he’s glad that men may soon have a new choice when it comes to birth control. But, he adds, he would not even consider taking a male hormonal contraceptive. Hardin is like many men who are pleased to hear they may have a new option but are wary of taking any type of hormones.
    “I would rather rely on a solution that doesn’t involving medicating myself and the problems women have had with hormone therapy doesn’t make me anxious to want to sign on to taking a hormone-type therapy,” says Hardin, who is single and a college administrator.

    For the first time, a safe, effective and reversible hormonal male contraceptive appears to be within reach. Several formulations are expected to become commercially available within the near future. Men may soon have the options of a daily pill to be taken orally, a patch or gel to be applied to the skin, an injection given every three months or an implant placed under the skin every 12 months, according to Seattle researchers.

    “It largely depends on how funding continues. The technology is there. We know how it would work,” says Dr. Andrea Coviello, who is helping to test several male contraceptives at the Population Center for Research in Reproduction at the University of Washington in Seattle.
    Coviello and her colleagues have found that a male contraceptive that releases testosterone over three months is potentially a safe and practical method of contraception. The Seattle researchers have been testing a sustained-released, testosterone micro-capsule, which consists of a thick liquid administered by injection under the skin.

    “I never had any real noticeable side effects. I didn’t notice any mood changes. I may have put on a little weight,” says Larry Setlow, a 39-year-old computer programmer with a small software company in Seattle. He has taken part in three male hormonal contraceptive clinical trials at the University of Washington and has received both pills and injections.

    “They all worked really well and I was able to look at my lab results and see my sperm count drop to zero,” says Setlow.

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    Hmm, interesting....i've never heard of it...what do you think?
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    "I never had any real noticeable side effects. I didn't notice any mood changes. I may have put on a little weight," says Larry...

    And this is a guy talking like this!? I hate that when they talk about their weight or their figures. What figures? They can burn off calories just sneezing. I hate that.

    I don't see it happening. Men don't like needles or pills. Can you imagine one guy talking to another guy about this...

    Larry: "I'm on the pill. Are you on the pill?"

    Brad: "Yeah, I'm on the pill too."

    Larry: "How's that going for you? Any mood changes?"

    Brad: "Well, I have been a little cranky lately..."


    Something about a man being on a birth control pill and talking about his feelings just doesn't seem right or should I say normal. Don't get me wrong I would love for my husband to discuss his feelings, just not with another man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isthatlegal? View Post
    "I never had any real noticeable side effects. I didn't notice any mood changes. I may have put on a little weight," says Larry...

    And this is a guy talking like this!? I hate that when they talk about their weight or their figures. What figures? They can burn off calories just sneezing. I hate that.

    I don't see it happening. Men don't like needles or pills. Can you imagine one guy talking to another guy about this...

    Larry: "I'm on the pill. Are you on the pill?"

    Brad: "Yeah, I'm on the pill too."

    Larry: "How's that going for you? Any mood changes?"

    Brad: "Well, I have been a little cranky lately..."


    Something about a man being on a birth control pill and talking about his feelings just doesn't seem right or should I say normal. Don't get me wrong I would love for my husband to discuss his feelings, just not with another man.

    This is what I imagined after reading the article LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFK View Post
    This is what I imagined after reading the article LOL!
    I think I've seen him before, or one just like him.



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    Thanks OFK, I was laughing so hard my kids were wondering what's wrong with me.
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    After reading that article, I dont think larry has to worry about taking the PILL. you need two people to get pregnant and one of them has to be a female.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost98 View Post
    After reading that article, I dont think larry has to worry about taking the PILL. you need two people to get pregnant and one of them has to be a female.........
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    I don't see it happening. Men don't like needles or pills. Can you imagine one guy talking to another guy about this...

    Larry: "I'm on the pill. Are you on the pill?"

    Brad: "Yeah, I'm on the pill too."

    Larry: "How's that going for you? Any mood changes?"

    Brad: "Well, I have been a little cranky lately..."
    Maybe, they put estrogen in it secretly without telling anyone...and this Larry has become feminine because of it? LOL.
    isthatlegal, HAHAHA, I don't think I could even have come up with that dialog...unimaginable for me....hahahah
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    I think it is a good idea. I have had a coupe friends get stuck with the "of course I am on birth control". Even had one friend catch a girl needle the condoms.
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    They're also working on a tiny little rod that blocks the vas defrens, I think. It's an office procedure but totally reversable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    They're also working on a tiny little rod that blocks the vas defrens, I think. It's an office procedure but totally reversable.
    What want to stick a ROD....


    WHERE?


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    From MayoClinic.com http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bir...9/PAGE=BI00042

    Male contraception. Developing reversible birth control for men is difficult. Here are a few potential contraceptive methods under investigation:

    * Hormones — monthly or bimonthly injections with testosterone undecanoate, a hormone that reduces sperm production, greatly reduce sperm counts
    * Battery-powered capsules — capsules implanted in each vas deferens that emit low level electrical currents, immobilizing sperm
    * Silicone plugs — tiny silicone cylinders inserted into each vas deferens to block them
    * Sperm-blocking gel — injected into the vasa deferens, the gel partially blocks the tubes that carry sperm and disables any sperm that do get through
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    So far, celibacy seems to be working for me...
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