This article explains how for over 20 years now in India, there has been a drug that when inserted into the vas deferens, is 100% effective against pregnancy for 10 years. And is reversible by flushing the drug out. And then in six months or less, can have children. American trials on animals are starting now. Why is it that we have so many disturbing types of birth control easily approved that cause cancer and a myriad of other side effects so easily approved for women, yet this has taken decades to come to light? Apparently it came up on American radar last year, and then disappeared again.
I realize that it most likely will fail due to the “lack of interest” the pharmaceutical companies see. What they fail to realize is that if this option exists, more women would likely stop taking birth control with their long-term partners, and ask them to do this instead (because it *is* reversible, unlike a vasectomy, which while technically “reversible”, may fail due to multiple factors). At this point, a vasectomy, condom, or a form of female birth control have been the only options. And condoms fail, come off, break, or just plain hurt some women. Hopefully in the next 10 years we’ll see something come of this (or more likely, it will simply drop off the map again like all other male forms of birth control have before).