Welcome guys to the male contraceptive pill
04 November 2014, 15:24
Nairobi - Almost fourty years of research and the male contraceptive
pill is on is way. I had no idea that was even in the works and it came as a
surprise to say the least. Furthermore it may be here by the year 2017.
Just two more years
to go considering this year is already at a close. Not soon enough is all I can
think most women are thinking. Major complaints among men are usually how the
woman should take the initiative when it comes to all matters precautionary in
regards to sex.
I can just imagine
Kenyan men cringing at the idea of taking a pill every night, not even that,
just the idea of going to any chemist and asking for it. Will you even remember
to take it? That is the question because just like the female contraceptive
pill it needs to be taken every night.
It may also prove to
be the best form of contraception for those in monogamous relationships as
studies have confirmed that it is 100% effective in its preliminary clinical
trials as compared to the female pill which has a less than 1% failure rate,
and the condom 14% under normal conditions.
The pill contains desogestrel, a synthetic hormone that is
the main component in the female pill, as well as the male hormone
testosterone. This combination blocks the production of sperm while maintaining
male characteristics and sex drive. In clinical trials, no major side effects
were noted aside from weight gain in a small percentage of men, similar to what
most women experience when on the pill. But this pales in comparison to the
more serious complications women expose themselves to when taking the pill,
such as blood clotting, nausea, headaches, and dizziness.
What remains to be seen is whether it will be widely
received and accepted by the men since it is something that involves their
manhood and we know how they can be sensitive when it comes to that. On the
other hand if you can forget something like sugar which you put in your own
tea, I doubt women will trust the men to take it every night without forgetting
a single day.
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