New Male Birth Control

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New Male Birth Control
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Fri, 04-06-2012 - 12:19pm

dragowoman

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 1:41pm
Well I for one absolutely love this option and if it were accessible and I would certainly suggest it to a male partner if I had one. Aside from the fact that the pharmaceutical industry would make no money (and like I care about them lol) the only other issue I see to mass marketing this is that many people may "forget" that there are still sti's to be concerned about especially if choosing to have multiple partners or not being screened regularly. Regardless this is definitely an option to keep an eye on and see if its popularity grows.
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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 2:19pm

Many men will welcome this to protect themselves.

dragowoman

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Registered: 04-11-2012
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 10:08am

Now while I find this interesting, I'm not sure I'd be willing to give up my birth control. I want to be sure that I'm protected and the only way I can do that is to take care of things myself.

Maybe as time goes on people like me will get used to men saying they've got the birth control covered.

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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 1:44pm
I don't think because guys start using this form of birth control would mean that women should skip it. We all know there are a variety of reasons women use birth control and preventing pregnancy is only one. I have always been a firm believer in using 2 methods of birth control anyhow. Whether a guy used this option or not I have no intention of going off the pill. I also don't like the idea of skipping condoms either, but that's just me. So that would potentially mean 3 forms of birth control...hmmm...that would certainly cover everything hehehe.
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