Male Birth Control Pill May Be on Its Way

There's been talk about a male birth control pill that guys can take to stop their sperm production and prevent pregnancy. It's reversible, just like the female pill, so when a man stops taking it, he'll begin producing sperm again. This video states that the man pill has positive side effects for guys that might entice them like increased muscle and bone mass (we're talking all around body muscle, not his man muscle). Right now, this male pill is being tested on humans, but only for its muscle-building benefits. Researchers say that we'll have to wait at least 5 to 10 years for a version that will prevent pregnancy.

A part of me feels like the male pill is a great idea, because it's really not fair that so many women are the ones in charge of preventing pregnancy. Besides condoms, most other forms of contraception like the Pill, the Patch, the NuvaRing, implants, diaphragms, and the Shot, all involve our effort and our bodies. I think it's about time that a male birth control option was available so we can share the responsibility.

On the other hand, another part of me wonders if I'd even trust that the guy I was with would be mature enough to remember to take the pill everyday and at the same time. I can just picture it. I'm making out with a guy and he says, "Don't worry baby, I'm on the pill." I don't think I'd be 100 percent convinced.

So ladies, what do you think of the male birth control pill? Would you want birth control to be in the hands of your man? Do you think guys would even consider taking hormones?

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