Yes, I would support male contraceptives?
No, I wouldn't support male contraceptives?
I don't know.
How do women fight it off? Many don't. Of those who do, I think we all come to it in our own way. In my case, I just had a eureka moment when I was preteen, where I finally realized that having kids is optional. Everyone had always presented it to me as some sort of inevitable thing I HAD to do. When I realized it wasn't, that was it. I'm pretty stubborn, so there was really no changing my mind after that.
Some women just don't desire to and wake up one day at 50, realize they don't have kids, and don't care.
Some women go back and forth for a long time. Maybe they like kids, but just aren't sure if they want any.
Some women sacrifice having kids for other goals, like their careers.
Some women, like me, just knew from the get-go that it wasn't for them.
Yes, absolutely I would support a male contraceptive. I don't know why anyone wouldn't. I think that the most promising one in the works is RISUG, which is in development in India, which a few others have already mentioned. I really hope that it gets the attention (and funding) it deserves. It would really be the most important development in contraception since the female birth control pill. One injection into the nuts, and the man is sterile for 10 years or until he decides to have another injection to easily reverse the procedure.
I envision a world in the near future where most boys get a RISUG injection upon entering high school, just as they get their immunizations today. That would do so much to cut down on teen pregnancy rates and, in the long term, reduce poverty. They wouldn't need to worry about it again until well after high school and college, at which point they might want to get another injection or they might decide they were ready to have kids. That would be hugely beneficial to the world.
Last edited by Kandahar; 10-15-12 at 11:17 AM.
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Are you saying that you want something like chemical castration to cut off the urges of men to have sex? I'm pretty sure that MOST men would rather use some form of protection.