Women have had the pill for fifty years, now the men are going to have their “pill”— a blast of ultra-sound across their testes.
It is painless, tasteless, hormone free and knocks out sperm production for six months. No surgery and very little cost. Just a visit to your friendly Doc, and standing for five minutes in front of a brown sheet of cotton.
Behind the sheet of cotton is an ultra-sound machine sending sound waves in the direction of your groin. No pain, no strain. You can have a beer before or after. You can get dead drunk and it will make no difference. In three days, your sperm will go into a deep sleep. They will forget how to swim for six months.
The women will love it. No piece of cardboard with 28 real pills and 7 fake pills, and hunger and thirst, and missed periods and double periods. That’s all over.
Now we will have a man, wondering if he will get testicular cancer before his next birthday.
HERE IS THE STORY FROM THE BBC:
Ultrasound contraceptive for men
Scientists are beginning tests to see if ultrasound can be used as a reversible contraceptive for men.
ONE BLAST OF ULTRASOUND – ADIOS SPERM!
Based on early work, University of North Carolina experts believe a blast of ultrasound to the testes can safely stop sperm production for six months.
MELINDA GATES GAVE THE MONEY. BILL GATES SAID: “O.K. MELINDA”
With a grant of $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation they will push ahead with more clinical trials.
The researchers ultimately hope it could offer a new birth control option to couples throughout the world.
SIX MONTHS OF INFERTILITY
Lead researcher Dr James Tsuruta said: “We think this could provide men with up to six months of reliable, low-cost, non-hormonal contraception from a single round of treatment.
“Our long-term goal is to use ultrasound from therapeutic instruments that are commonly found in sports medicine or physical therapy clinics as an inexpensive, long-term, reversible male contraceptive suitable for use in developing to first world countries.”
THE SHOCKED SPERM GO TO SLEEP
Once the testis has stopped producing sperm and all “sperm reserves” have been depleted, explain the researchers, the man will be temporarily infertile.
IT WILL BE SAFE (WE HOPE)
Their Grand Challenges Exploration Grant project aims at fine-tuning this technique for maximum effect and safety.
DR. PINNA SAYS:
It is about time men took some of the danger of preventing babies. For the last fifty years, women have been risking cancers and total infertility in order to maintain a high living standard for themselves AND their spouses. Now, the brave men, can step forward and share some of the risk.
Of course, there will be risks.
You cannot disable cells without altering their normal mechanisms. There will probably be some cancer popping up in testicles around the world.
But, women have been facing that with their hormone (B.C,) pills for over half a century.