For my class ‘Anthropology of Science, Sex, and Reproduction,’ I am doing a project on the development of the male birth control pill.
Projected to be completed and approved for consumer use in three years time, the pill will only remove the vital protein in the sperm that is necessary to fertilize the egg, and will not effect sperm count or fertility in the future. Some of the benefits of the pill are NO physical side effects (unlike the female birth control pill, which has increased risk of stroke and blood clots, etc.) and it will only need to be taken ONCE EVERY THREE MONTHS instead of everyday.
However, one of the main reasons it has taken so long to be researched and developed is because pharmaceutical companies feel that women would not believe men who said they were on the pill, or that men would lie in order to avoid using condoms.
What are your thoughts on the male birth control pill? Do you think it will become as popular as the female birth control pill? Will single guys ignore it and only guys in a serious relationship consider it? Would you believe a guy who suggested to not use a condom and told you he was on the pill?
Share in the comments below and take my survey for my project (the results will be included in a chart in my powerpoint!)