The Best Contraception Is for Men
So, it turns out that there really is a perfect birth control in existence at this very moment. It is the best when protecting against unwanted pregnancy. There are no unwanted hormone imbalances or depletion of sex drive, and there is no need to remember to take a pill every day. Best of all, it is for men.
This form of contraception known as Vasalgel in the United States and RISUG in India has been out for a few years now. The problem with it is that it is so stinking cheap that pharmaceutical companies lose out on this and have no incentive to promote it. How cheap? Many reports are saying that it is cheaper than the syringe used to inject it.
How does Vasalgel work? Simply put, it works in the same way as a vasectomy. The only difference is that in this case, it is reversible. The man would have a polymer (SMA/ DMSO) inserted into his vas deferens through a small hole that would then coat the inside walls and kill sperm. When the man would like to restore his fertility, the polymer would be flushed out with another injection. It is important to note that the gel would not actually stop sperm production, only block it.
What is really crazy is that this procedure only takes about 15 minutes to perform, and in that time it can help to eradicate HIV. Vasalgel has an “antimicrobial action” in males to help clear out all traces of HIV in sperm.
With all the preaching about abstinence and all the issues that are discussed in the media about abortion, why do more people (men) not consider this option? Vasalgel should be brought up by Planned Parenthood and in sex education. It seems like a better plan than hoping kids just will not have sex. It is also much more practical than any other form of birth control; however, it is important to mention that condoms are still the only birth control that protect against STDs. Also, as is always the case, anyone not wanting to become pregnant should take measures of their own to prevent that outcome.