All too often in medicine, the cure is worse than the original problem. Such is the case with the latest male contraceptive device that prevents ejaculation. That’s right, British scientists want to take the giddy-up out of your yee-haw!?!
Other male pills are under development but many of them are based on hormones that trick the brain into switching off sperm production.
These are typically being developed as injections, implants and patches.
However the new pill being researched by scientists at King’s College London, contains chemicals that prevent ejaculation and could be in tablet-form.
Men could take one daily, just like the female pill, or have one a few hours before sex as a one-off contraceptive.
Sexual satisfaction is not affected and the absence of hormones means that a man’s fertility should return to normal within hours of stopping the treatment.
Researcher Dr Nnaemeka Amobi said: “The non-hormonal male pill could be taken when and as needed.”
Fellow researcher Dr Christopher Smith said: “If the man was taking the pill over a period of several months and decided to come off it, we would expect his fertility to return just as quickly as if he had taken it on a one-off basis.”
The contraceptive was inspired by the observation that some drugs used to treat schizophrenia and high blood pressure also prevent ejaculation.
However, side-effects including dizziness and drowsiness mean these medicines could not be marketed as contraceptives.
After pinning down how the drugs stop ejaculation, the London researchers set about creating tablets that do the same thing but without the side-effects.
Already tested in the lab, it is hoped human trials will start shortly and the pill on the market within the next five years.
Currently, men who want to take responsibility for contraception have limited choice, with their options extending to condoms, a vasectomy, or simple abstinence.
Professor John Guillebaud, one of Britain’s leading experts on contraception, described the pill as “a brilliant discovery”.
Alright sports fans, I need some feedback on this one for sure. Will you guys consider a birth control pill if it took the bullets out of your gun? What do the women think?
Read the article at Daily Mail. . .