Progress Made In Quest For Male 'Pill'

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wdlove, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Men Account For Nearly One Third Of All Contraceptive Use In U.S.

    NEW YORK -- More than 40 years after The Pill hit the market for women, scientists are still trying to come up with a version for men.

    "Why?" some women might ask. Men don't get pregnant.

    But men do account for nearly a third of all contraceptive use in the United States and worldwide. And right now, they're basically limited to condoms and vasectomies.

    So experts see a market for a male Pill, even if it's not actually a pill, and some large studies to develop one are in progress. In China, for example, hundreds of men are getting injections once a month. In Europe, more than 300 men are signing up to get 2-inch rods implanted in their arms and take injections every three months.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Do this mean more commercials? Great!

    Of course this would be a good idea, cause if the girl says she is taking the pill when she really isn't and then you get her pregnant, then you get screwed.
  3. macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    bring it on! when they finally make a good pill for men without any really bad side-effects, i will be the first to sign up!
  4. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    I guess its a step.

    At first I thought they we were talking about more Viagra ads
    Me: 'NOOOOOO!'
    :reads article:
    Me: 'No, this is different idiot'

    But I guess a 3 month lasting injection would work for most men.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2003
    I'm sure women are equally leery. Some guy forgets to take it, is he going to admit it and get some other contraception? Or just think, "well, chances are nothing will happen". I'm not sure most relationships have built up that much trust.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2003
    Charlotte, NC

    That makes me wonder if both parties are taking "the pill", then are your chances of getting the woman pregnant drastically reduced?

    If each are 99% effective, then with both, it should be a combinded effectiveness of 99.99%. That would be sweet!

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