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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Male Birth Control

I think male birth control is a great idea. The reason it’s easier for women to take birth control is a) women give birth and b) women produce only one egg a month whereas men produce thousands of sperm per day. Hence controlling female fertility is easier.

I think male birth control would help to reduce unplanned pregnancies, help with the overpopulation pandemic, and give men as well as women more choice over when they have kids. For example, a man could be dating a woman who doesn’t want to go on birth control for whatever reasons or can’t, and we all know guys hate condoms. (I can’t say I’m a fan either). Condoms are the only form of contraception that prevent STDs, hence why if you sleep around a lot it’s recommended to use them.

Like with any drug, birth control has side effects. Recent studies have shown a 96% success rate, but side effects like mood swings and depression. For this reason they are still developing the male birth control pill. But NINETY-SIX PERCENT SUCCESS RATE. That’s brilliant!

If I were a guy I’d want to go on birth control. Heck, you and your girlfriend could both be on it and then if one of you forgot to take it you’d be guaranteed protection. It is unfair for guys that there is loads of available contraception for women but none for men besides the condom. (Although I already explained why). Yes, hormones can have side effects like with anything, but these vary from person to person. It also depends on what one you go on, what amount it is, and etc. Side effects are the exception rather than the rule. I believe it is better to be safe than sorry, and hopefully once the male pill is developed and the number of side effects are reduced, it will be released out to the public. 

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