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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.

Men have positive attitude towards new male contraceptive, study finds

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. Vasalgel is a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) currently under development which will redress this imbalance by offering a reliable contraceptive for men. Vasalgel works by injecting a polymer into the vas deferens - the duct which conveys sperm from the testicle to the urethra - forming a semi-solid plug which blocks viable sperm passing through.

The researchers wanted to examine what men thought of the new contraceptive. 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.

British scientists discover pill to stop sperm swimming that men could take before sex

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. The key advance raises the prospect of a fast-acting pill or a nasal spray that a man could take hours or perhaps just minutes before sex. Last night, family planning experts said a reversible male contraceptive could benefit millions of couples where the woman cannot take the Pill for medical reasons. 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.

Japan faces ‘demographic time bomb’ - Marilyn Stowe Blog

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. Yoshida and Ishigakis estimate that there are now fewer than 16 million children in Japan and the number is expected to keep falling. This potential crisis has been developing over the last 25 years as fertility rates drop and the Japanese population ages. The lack of interest in sex and relationships among many Japanese men has become so well-known that they have been named Sōshoku-kei danshi. 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.

Are reluctant men to blame for so many women being childless? Record numbers are never becoming mothers – and not by choice

Read below: A kind, funny, handsome husband. A dream wedding in the little Norman church under the South Downs where she’d been raised. And then they would settle down in a ramshackle Georgian rectory in the countryside and have the beautiful babies she’d always dreamed of. She’d have at least two – hopefully more. This was Melanie Whitehouse’s dream as she grew up.

So why has Melanie, now a 57-year-old author, found herself among the ranks of women in what has been dubbed Generation Childless? But the cost has been high. And it’s not medical infertility that’s fuelling the rise of childlessness among these women. Instead, they are childless by circumstance. So who are the women who make up Generation Childless? Sadly, it seems that the majority of these childless women desperately wanted a family. Melanie Whitehouse is certainly one of these women. ‘I fell more and more in love as the months passed. Want to bump the birth rate in the West? Pay men. AVfM is funded entirely by ads and membership subscriptions, but you're running an ad blocker and don't have a subscription (or, if you do, you aren't logged in).

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