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    Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Since the 20th century introduction of female contraceptives, women are for the 1st time capable of commanding their own lives. (Even getting rid of men for their happiness, in extreme cases, such as feminism.) We men could achieve the same independence from women (and ourselves) if we had a similar contraceptive. I propose an applied research that results in such individual control over fertility, libido, and social imperatives, as the one that women gain out of the existing female products. Would you support such a development?

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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    I support condoms.
    Abstinence.
    Saying no.
    The Vasectomy
    And even the new Risug though it needs a lot more testing.

    So - it sucks that men have less options - but that's because it's harder to control and inhibit sperm production or delivery than it is to inhibit hormonal reactions and triggers which is what the female system is centered around.

    And whatever else you said - it honestly makes little sense. Are you suggesting that controlling our lives centers around the legalization of birth control (it was around long before it was legal in the US)

    And being a feminist doesn't mean I got rid of my want of being in a relationship - I am married. So I don't follow what you meant by that.

    And I don't think that using birth control on behalf of a man is going to make him 'less dependent' (or whatever you're trying to say) on women.

    If anything - birth control availability has made relationships more casual, frequent and less serious and frightening.

    One thing that does bother me a lot is the suggestion that men can't be 'relied on' to take 'a pill' (if it existed) - I find that insulting. As if women are always reliable? How many pregnancies happen because she forgot her pill a few times a week - or because she couldn't figure out how to actually use the diaphragm correctly?
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    India if i am not mistaken has just developed a male contraceptive that can last for 10 years and is completely reversible through a small injection of water

    Male Birth Control: New Procedure Is 100 Percent Effective, Reversible
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    Since the 20th century introduction of female contraceptives, women are for the 1st time capable of commanding their own lives. (Even getting rid of men for their happiness, in extreme cases, such as feminism.) We men could achieve the same independence from women (and ourselves) if we had a similar contraceptive. I propose an applied research that results in such individual control over fertility, libido, and social imperatives, as the one that women gain out of the existing female products. Would you support such a development?
    I think it's funny you have no idea what feminism means.

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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    India if i am not mistaken has just developed a male contraceptive that can last for 10 years and is completely reversible through a small injection of water

    Male Birth Control: New Procedure Is 100 Percent Effective, Reversible
    That's really cool.

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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    If it can be proven that the available methods are quickly reversible, safe, effective, and produce few risky side effects, then yes.

    I would say, however, that "sexual freedom" is perfectly achievable without a chemical contraceptive, and chemical contraceptives should be used with the understanding that you still need a barrier to protect yourself from the plethora of STDs out there.
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    I would pretty much leave that decision up to men. If they had hormonal effects, similar to the way BC has on women, I would definitely be cautious (if I were a man). Interferring too much with male hormone production and release could have some pretty serious consequences imo. I guess it depends on the mode of action.
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I would pretty much leave that decision up to men. If they had hormonal effects, similar to the way BC has on women, I would definitely be cautious (if I were a man). Interferring too much with male hormone production and release could have some pretty serious consequences imo. I guess it depends on the mode of action.
    Yes, and on that note - I swear they don't pay enough attention to the negative side effects that come from women taking said contraception. I was prescribed several different types and very little was dedicated to discussing the negative aspects so I can make a fully informed decision.

    Drs tend to just gloss that over - nevermind that if it alters chemical and hormonal balance it can really **** your head up.
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    That's really cool.
    Yes it is especially considering it has fewer side effects then the BC pill for women or Norplant.
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    Re: Would you support a male contraceptive?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    Since the 20th century introduction of female contraceptives, women are for the 1st time capable of commanding their own lives. (Even getting rid of men for their happiness, in extreme cases, such as feminism.) We men could achieve the same independence from women (and ourselves) if we had a similar contraceptive. I propose an applied research that results in such individual control over fertility, libido, and social imperatives, as the one that women gain out of the existing female products. Would you support such a development?
    1. This is not the first time women could command their own lives.

    2. Feminism has nothing to do with "getting rid of men." What kind of trash propaganda are you reading?

    3. Contraception is not about "getting away" from the opposite sex.

    4. Of course I support contraception for men. It's sad that, in 2012, there's still nothing but condoms and vasectomies.

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