I was teaching a class last week and one of my students asked if I had heard about the reversible male birth control method that was developed in India. I was unaware that this method existed, decided to do a little research and, hopefully, share some new information with you.
The procedure, called a reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance, was invented by a scientist named Sujoy Guha in India. The procedure may be approved for use in India by 2014. It is similar to a vasectomy, but does not cut the vas deferens. It injects a non-toxic polymer substance into the vas deferens. The substance forms a coating on the walls of the vas deferens and chemically immobilizes the sperm. The procedure allows the sperm to be released, but leaves them unable to fertilize an egg.
I know what you’re thinking: where can I get some of that for myself or my partner? Unfortunately, it will be quite some time before the procedure is approved by the FDA. Many speculate that it is because men would not find it en vogue, but I have asked my partner and other men and they have stated otherwise. Who wouldn’t want something that could be a long-lasting male birth control method that has been proven to work 100 percent of the time? Many men who would like to have a permanent method to prevent pregnancies, or future pregnancies, would jump at the idea of having this procedure administered versus a vasectomy.
I find it offensive that there are so many birth control options for women and only a couple of options for men. Change will only happen if men and women speak up and let the FDA and pharmaceutical companies know there is a demand for this type of procedure.
You may be asking yourselves, “If this procedure has been developed outside of the United States, are there other methods that have been researched and developed?” Why yes, there are! For more information on male contraceptive methods like: the dry orgasm pill, injected plugs, external heat, hormonal, and many others, visit this site.