Hormone Strategy Eyed for Male Contraceptive

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    Mar 27, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    Many couples feel dissatisfied with modern male contraceptive methods currently available. Modern male contraceptives are limited to condoms, a vasectomy or trusting the withdrawal method. They worry that these methods are either irreversible or not reliable. The basics of male contraception relies on the principals that production of sperm can be inhibited using androgen or androgen-progestagen treatments, similar to the way in which ovulation is controlled or stopped. Using these treatments it is possible to cause azoospermin (no sperm when ejaculation occurs) or oligozoospermia (less than three million sperm in a millilitre of ejaculate).
    http://www.fuelthemind.com/health/health/male_hormone_contraceptive.html
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    Mar 27, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    Yes gay men need effective and cheap contraceptives.. there is to much pregnancy going around
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    Mar 27, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidYes gay men need effective and cheap contraceptives.. there is to much pregnancy going around


    HAHAHA! so true...

    we at LEAST need a male "plan B" pill...
  • Salubrious

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    Mar 27, 2009 6:04 AM GMT
    We sorta already have one... (I don't mean to be offensive)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-exposure_prophylaxis though it's really only used by health care workers
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    Mar 27, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    Salubrious saidWe sorta already have one... (I don't mean to be offensive)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-exposure_prophylaxis though it's really only used by health care workers


    right right... i used that when i thought i had contracted rabies...
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    Mar 27, 2009 8:55 AM GMT
    Davis510 said
    Salubrious saidWe sorta already have one... (I don't mean to be offensive)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-exposure_prophylaxis though it's really only used by health care workers


    right right... i used that when i thought i had contracted rabies...



    Oh it should work for pregnancy then. My drag Queen friend calls children the Breeder's AIDS
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    Mar 27, 2009 9:41 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidYes gay men need effective and cheap contraceptives.. there is to much pregnancy going around


    True.
  • nhnelson

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    Mar 27, 2009 5:48 PM GMT
    I've had one too many pregnancy scares. Let's be honest, I think this is an important issue to the gay community.
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    Mar 27, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    The withdrawal method is not a modern male contraceptive. It doesn't work, for one, and it has been around longer than domesticated animals.

    The article is talking about knocking your female partner up. Which really misses most of the population on this site. So to make this article meaningful to most, OMG THIS IDEA SUCKS!

    Nuking your balls with hormones wont keep you from catching HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, or dozens of other STI's which are on the rise in the MSM population.