This article looks at Vasalgel, the first ever LARC (that is, long-acting reversible contraceptive) for males. It may be released as early as 2018. It’s exciting to see contraceptive options develop! What do you guys think of this? Given that the onus for birth control seems to (at least culturally) rest a lot on women, do you think it’ll be well-received and used?
Never heard of Vasalgel too. Yes, women always have this feeling, i guess, that it’s unfair that most of the contraceptive methods focus on women. I know men can use condom and permanent method, sterilization. So, this male LARCs will be a big development.
@Aunt_Flo I love the idea of sharing some of the responsibility! Although i personally wouldn’t stop taking birth control because my partner started taking contraceptives. I’d see it as a double protective method.
@Lube_Man vasectomy is really meant as a permanent method of contraception since surgical reversal doesn’t always work. That said, conception may be possible, even without reversing a vasectomy, by removing sperm directly from the testicle and using it to fertilise an egg through IVF.
Wow I’ve heard about this being in beta before but I didn’t realise it could be available as early as 2018! This will be such a great thing for everyone to be held more accountable for their own bodies and safety of their partners.