This idea seems to pop up every few years and then sinks without trace; birth control for men being trialled.
The treatment is a gel that’s applied to the skin. It reduces testosterone production to a level where viable numbers of sperm are no longer produced.
Here’s an interesting admission though;
But so far, the new gel has yet to pique the interest of a pharmaceutical company that wants to take male birth control to market.
Why might that be, do we think?
Could it be that commercial organisations make informed decisions based on which products might be popular? And, if so, why do they believe a male contraceptive won’t be particularly popular?
As an aside, the article offers a statistic that condoms are effective barriers to pregnancy only 85% of the time. Hmmm, does that pass the sniff test do we think?
All is revealed when the source link is followed to the Planned Parenthood website! For those who are unaware, Planned Parenthood is hugely discredited and is primarily an abortion on demand service. It’s origins are mired in eugenics and a desire to sterilise those deemed unfit to reproduce. To this day, black women are disproportionate (to their numbers in society) clients of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
So, let’s treat the 85% statistic with some scepticism.
Female birth control and condoms are popular forms of contraception because of one very important factor; the woman knows whether it is being used or not.
A male birth control gel or pill does not have that transparency for the woman.
Why does this impact the popularity of the method of birth control?
Well, who bears the most immediate cost of an unwanted pregnancy? In whose best interest is it to not conceive a baby if that isn’t a preferred outcome?
Obvious really. The pharmaceutical companies aren’t stupid.