Saturday, May 15, 2010

Scientists find new role for ultrasound — as a male contraceptive - Times Online

So imagine your guy could go in for a quick procedure--no, not even a procedure, really--every six months and you would both have zero worries about birth control.
It's time contraception caught up with the sexual equality thing that has (kinda) swept through most other areas of our lives. Or did in, like, 1970.
Now, I don't have to worry about this myself, but having just finished our OB/Gyn course it's definitely on my mind the extent to which contraceptives for women--especially hormonal contraceptives--can really screw with one's body (and mind). Granted, a lot of the pills are low-dose now and don't have nearly the side effects they used to, but how about something that requires no pills or invasive procedures whatsoever (included the 'invasive procedure' addendum after remembering a friend whose Copper-T IUD caused her so much pain and bleeding that when her doc told her to 'give it a few more months,' she told him he was either taking it out before her next period or she was finding someone who would)? Behold:
Scientists find new role for ultrasound — as a male contraceptive - Times Online

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