100% effective birth control method involves exploding (sort-of) sperm.
Image: Via Shutterstock
Some people insist that the best contraceptive is having
kids, but we’re not that cynical! As parents, we know that birth control isn’t
just for the child-free. If you’re waiting before trying to have another child,
or, as many say, your baby factory is closed for business, then you’ll more
than likely be exploring birth control options.
The good news is that a recent innovation is soon to
revolutionise birth control: It’s a procedure performed on men which is said by
Techcitement to be 100%.
A million exploding sperms!
At first, the RISUG procedure sounds bizarre: Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance
involves injecting a polymer gel into the vas deferens of the penis. The
chemicals in the gel combine to form a polymer which hardens over 72 hours. The
polymer is designed NOT to block the tubes, though, and sperm is still able to
pass through. Here’s the WOW! part: Because of the polymer’s pattern of
negative/positive polarization, the sperm are torn apart through the polyelectrolytic effect, which
would resemble an implosion if it was magnified. Kapow!
The simple injection is cheap- the syringe is said to be
more expensive than the contents, and the almost-painless treatment is durable,
lasting for ten years. No more latex, pill boxes or risky withdrawal methods.
Easily reversible, too!
If at some point during the period you decide you want to
have a baby, another simple injection of water and baking soda flushes out the
gel, and within 2 to 3 months you can attempt to conceive again. The treatment
is already available in India, with clinical trials taking place in other countries.
So, if you don’t trust your memory to keep up with a daily
pill after you’ve had a baby, or you’d like to make sure that the baby factory
doesn’t go into action again, it may be worth considering this option, as soon
as it’s available.
What would make you choose this treatment?
By: Scott Dunlop