Will the world's 'first male birth control shot' work? Image copyright BLOOMBERG/ Getty Images For a long time, there have been only two contraceptive solutions which rely directly on men.
They can either wear a condom, or have sterilising surgery called a vasectomy to cut or seal the two tubes that carry sperm to the penis. A male birth control pill and a contraceptive gel are still in the works. But India says it is going to launch the world's first male birth control injection soon. Will this be the male contraceptive that succeeds? Invented by Sujoy Guha, a maverick 78-year-old Delhi-based biomedical engineer, the drug is a single preloaded syringe shot into the tubes carrying sperm from the testicle to the penis, under local anaesthesia. After years of human trials, the drug called Risug, an acronym for reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance, is ready. Image copyright Getty Images And, like other non-barrier methods, the contraceptive injection wouldn't protect against sexually-transmitted infections.
Dr Guha agrees. Vas-occlusion - One new type of male birth control: Male Contraceptive Initiative. Vas occlusion is a unique approach to male birth control.
Instead of a pill or an patch to deliver a systemic drug or compound, vas-occlusive materials physically block the transport of sperm through the vas deferens. The method of action is similar to a vasectomy in that sperm is blocked before mixing with semen, so as to prevent conception when semen meets an egg. Vas-occlusive materials and devices primarily work through an injection of a polymer into the vas deferens, which allows fluid passage, while stopping sperm flow. Scientists are working diligently to ensure that the contraceptives are reversible via another injection which dissolves and flushes the polymer, or via a technique similar to ultrasound to break up the polymer and reverse the vas-occlusion. Examples of vas-occlusive devices currently under development include Vasalgel, Contraline’s Echo-VR, and VasDeBlock.
Vasalgel and Echo-VR work on similar principles, with minor differences. Links. Here's what's on the horizon for a male contraceptive pill. Opinion Posted 22 May 2018, 2:42amTue 22 May 2018, 2:42am The female contraceptive pill has helped millions of women take control of their fertility and reproductive health since it became available in 1961.
Behind the falling US birthrate: too much student debt to afford kids? The Christian Science Monitor on January 30, 2012 By Gloria Goodale Karen Hu of Oakton, Va., is 28, married, graduated from law school – and thinking about babies.
But that’s as far as she and her husband, a software programmer, have gotten: just thinking. What’s holding them back? For one, Ms. Hu is finding it a challenge to land a good job in the post-recession economy. For another, her student debt – some $164,000, with a monthly payment of $818 – is forcing the couple to think hard about taking on the additional expenses that come with having a child. Multiply that tale by tens of thousands of couples and you get the lowest birthrate in US history. Inhibition of sperm motility in male macaques with EP055, a potential non-hormonal male contraceptive.
Abstract Men have two practical choices for contraception; the condom which has a high typical use failure rate or vasectomy.
New male hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptives are under development that target either the production of sperm (spermatogenesis) or the delivery of sperm. One particular target is the sperm protein EPPIN, which is present on the surface of human spermatozoa. EP055 is a small organic compound that targets EPPIN on the surface of sperm and inhibits motility. Birth Control for Men? Researchers Will Test a Hormone Gel in 2018. Age of fathers in the USA is rising: an analysis of 168 867 480 births from 1972 to 2015. Artificial wombs: The coming era of motherless births? Men have positive attitude towards new male contraceptive, study finds. Published on November 2, 2016 at 8:18 AM A new study has found that men have positive attitudes towards an innovative male contraceptive, Vasalgel.
The landmark study, published in Cogent Medicine, is the first insight into how men perceive the new contraceptive and gives promising signs that Vasalgel may revolutionise approaches to reproductive health. Currently, condoms and vasectomy are the only options available for male contraception, putting a disproportionate responsibility on women to provide contraception to avoid unplanned pregnancy. Study: Men Embrace Concept of Vasalgel, Want it on the Market ASAP. British scientists discover pill to stop sperm swimming that men could take before sex.
British scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for a male contraceptive pill – which could transform the sex lives of millions of couples.
For decades, researchers have tried to produce a reliable alternative to condoms or a vasectomy, but there has been little progress. Now UK scientists have found the secret of making men temporarily infertile – by ‘switching off’ sperm’s ability to swim. They have made tiny ‘designer compounds’ which smuggle themselves into sperm, and stop their tails from wiggling. If a sperm can’t swim, it has no chance of naturally fertilising a woman’s egg. The breakthrough made by British scientists could be the key to rendering men temporarily infertile.
Japan faces ‘demographic time bomb’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog. September 13, 2016 6 comments Japan could face a “demographic time bomb” if its people do not start having more children, scientists claim.
New research indicates that Japan could be reduced to a population of a single person in as little as 1,750 years. This hypothesis was presented by Hiroshi Yoshida and Masahiro Ishigaki of Tohoku University in Sendai, a city in the north of main island Honshu. They have even produced a ‘Doomsday Clock’ which predicts that the day the population reaches one will be 16 August 3766. The researchers analysed population and fertility figures from 2014 and 2015. Are reluctant men to blame for so many women being childless? Record numbers are never becoming mothers – and not by choice. This article could be called Women affected by feminism as the “singer” Taylor Swift.
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