Have you heard about this?
Scientists have developed and are working on perfecting the first reversible male birth control, called Vasalgel, right now, and it should be available by 2017.
(Look this up…)
Vasalgel is an injection that works through a reimagining of the medical technology RISUG (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance,) developed in India FIFTEEN YEARS ago, which has been undergoing clinical trials ever since. RISUG is also a non-hormonal form of birth control.
In a typical vasectomy done today, the vas deferens are cut and tied off (“tubes tied”) and that is, for all intents and purposes, permanent, plus there’s all sorts of terrifying risks that come with vasectomies like permanent pain, and even cancers… In the RISUG method a polymer is injected into the vas deferens, blocking sperm from traveling through to meet up with the seminal fluid before ejaculation, and it’s fully reversible!
(So no, this procedure ‘doesn’t’ make it so “nothing comes out.” Okay, good to know…)
The procedure can be reversed with a second injection that breaks down the polymer and allows sperm to get through again.
(Really good to know.)
The treatment will also cost “Less than a flat screen TV.” That’s worth it to be able to not make babies for an extended time and not having to remember a pill or worry about possibly losing them or any of the myriad other downfalls to a pill form, and problems with hormonal treatments, permanent surgery, etc.
(And that’s awesome, right?)
I dunno about you guys, but I gotta say- I think this is sounding pretty fucking great (no pun intended…)
I’d do it in order to not HAVE to wear a condom, but obviously that doesn’t mean I’d never rock the condom though…you can’t see HIV or AIDS… But at least I’d never have to sweat about facing the possibility of being a parent… That’s no fun for anyone, and us guys already get the extremely easy side of it.
This just seems like a smart, rational, responsible thing to do, yeah?
I’d do it for sure. At this point I simply do not want kids at all.