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4:48PM on May 31, 2011
When it comes to birth control, it's a lot harder figuring out how to stop a bajillion little sperm than one little egg, but a scientist in India has managed to develop an injection for men that has so far proven to be 100% effective and completely reversible with no side effects.
The injection is called RISUG, which stands for "reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance." Let's just get the uncomfortable bit out of the way first: you can't just be injected anywhere, the doctor has to stick a needle into your scrotum. Twice.
So why is this not available yet? Well, not to go all conspiracy theory on you, but drug companies aren't especially interested in RISUG because they wouldn't make any money on it.
From New Delhi to Darjeeling
I have done my share of healing,
And I've never yet been beaten or outboxed,
I remember that with one jab
Of my needle in the Punjab
How I cleared up beriberi
And the dreaded dysentery,
But your complaint has got me really foxed.
Originally posted by JustBreathe11
Getting my testicles injected? NO THANKS.
I'll take a condom please
Originally posted by ramtheprince
reply to post by manta78
Good one but this has been there since a very long time (more than 5 years, it has been since i read about this).
I believe, one shot to one tube of a ball and one more to the other to kill the sperm when traveling.. but this is pretty old stuff.
RISUG is in advanced clinical trials in India; some of the men have been using it for more than 15 years. Right now, only local men near the study sites in India are eligible for the trials, though there could be a limited market release in 2012/2013 for Indian men. But there’s good news for men outside India: RISUG may be on its way to the rest of the world! In early 2010, a small foundation that grew out of the Male Contraception Information Project purchased rights to begin studying RISUG in the U.S. and developing it for the rest of the world. The goal is to have it on the market as an alternative to vasectomy as early as 2015, with clinical trials beginning in 2012. Its new name is Vasalgel™.
Originally posted by jstanthrno1
Sign me up... shoot me four times in the sack... bring it
Originally posted by wolveseyes
there was no numbing for my birth control (mirena) that streetlight lookin thing. why is it men got EVERYTHING so easy. I swear if the "god" were married he must hated his wife or ex-wife cuz he's made our lives hell since puberty.