Are you willing to try male birth control gel?

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The treatment is a hormone-based gel, clear in colour and the consistency of hand sanitiser, that’s applied to the shoulders every morning, where it is quickly absorbed by the skin. Within weeks, the user’s sperm count plummets and – once levels are low enough – it can work as a couple’s only form of birth control.

Experts say there are few, if any noticeable side effects, and they hope it will work as well as the Pill, which is 99 per cent effective when taken perfectly.

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Once a user stops using the medication, their sperm count should return to normal.

Segesterone acetate, also known in its synthetic form by the brand name Nestorone, is a form of the female sex hormone progesterone, which triggers a reaction in a man’s brain that makes his testes stop producing sperm. ‘In the same way the contraceptive Pill switches off a woman’s ovaries, this gel switches off the testes,’ Dr Fitzgerald explains.

Along with halting sperm production, the gel also stops the testes from producing natural testosterone, which is vital for healthy bodily function.

The added testosterone in the gel replaces the lost testosterone, preventing side effects.

‘You don’t want a man to be testosterone-depleted,’ says Dr Fitzgerald. ‘Otherwise you will get side effects such as reduced libido. It is also bad for general health, sense of wellbeing, and the health of muscles and bones.’

The testes may shrink slightly, but not significantly, during use, as sperm production is lower. But no serious adverse effects have been reported to date.

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Why not? I don't want to have a child, at least not right now, and if there's no notable side effects than why not? I'd honestly prefer this to condoms.

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Why not? I don't want to have a child, at least not right now, and if there's no notable side effects than why not? I'd honestly prefer this to condoms.

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#4  Edited By CosmicEpitome

Lelel, if it ain't my wife I'm using a Condom regardless; and even if it is my wife who knows...... maybe 10 years down the line when I get tired of her I'll use a rubber as well.

Meh....guess I'd use it if it was in the cabinet.

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#5  Edited By king_majestros

Under no condition or situation will I try or go through with a process that hinders me from having children.

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Never.

I will however endorse every other man on the planet to use this.

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Not too worried getting my hand pregnant.

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#8  Edited By KingOfWakanda

You lost me at the testes may shrink slightly. Regular ol' birth control will be fine.

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I've had a vasectomy so...

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I've had a vasectomy so...

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#11  Edited By ParagonNate

Eeeeehhh. I've heard....mixed...things about side effects of male birth control options. I'll go ahead and give it a while longer to develop and work out various kinks before I pull the trigger.

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#12  Edited By Buckwheat

@kingofwakanda said:

You lost me at the testes may shrink slightly. Regular ol' birth control will be fine.

Wut?

No. nononono. No.

No.

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I've had a vasectomy so...

Isn't modern technology amazing in how it's progressed? Twenty years ago if you told people they could make delicate equipment that small they would think you were crazy.

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Joking aside though .......ya I might actually rather get snipped. Well I'd have to do more research on the procedure but people are way too willing to put these chemicals in their bodies.

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@dernman:

Yeah I got a vasectomy because I was sick of my baby sons being born bigger than me.

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I will say that the procedure made me sleep more during movies and it made me feel as though my core muscles are not a whole.unit anymore

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#15 socajunkie  Moderator

No, I’m not increasing my chances of contracting an STD.

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#16  Edited By dernman

@socajunkie said:

No, I’m not increasing my chances of contracting an STD.

I'm assuming you've come to that conclusion from the point of view of a man who's single or not in a monogamous relationship you hope you remain in for much of your life. If you were in that type of relationship would that change your view?

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#17  Edited By dernman

@spareheadone said:

@dernman:

Yeah I got a vasectomy because I was sick of my baby sons being born bigger than me.

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Well if you're Chinese and your babies mammas were black you kinda asked for it. #stereotypejokes

I will say that the procedure made me sleep more during movies and it made me feel as though my core muscles are not a whole.unit anymore

Can't tell if that's a joke or i should take that as a warning.

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You lost me at the testes may shrink slightly. Regular ol' birth control will be fine.

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#22  Edited By Wolfrazer

So...is something wrong with birth control pills or?

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condoms are far better