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Originally posted by SinkingSun
I wonder what kind of health problems something like that would lead to in the future for whoever is dumb enough to get this done to themselves. I am pretty sure it's not a good idea to mess with our bodily functions like this.
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 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.
Originally posted by Ausar
is this using neem oil extracts? ive started taking neem oil supplementation as a form of male birth control.
RISUG is made of powdered styrene maleic anhydride (SMA, a polymer), and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO, a solvent).
RISUG kills sperm on contact through a chemical action called the polyelectrolytic effect, according to a research abstract on PubMed.gov: the gel coating inside the vas deferens disrupts sperm membranes by generating surface charge imbalances, causing essential enzymes to leak out, so the sperm become nonviable.
In February 2010 Parsemus Foundation officially signed a technology transfer agreement for RISUG, bringing RISUG research to the U.S. for the first time after more than 3 decades of research in India. Since then we have selected a contract manufacturer to make RISUG to FDA requirements, with an agreement signed and work started in November 2010. After that, the next steps are preliminary toxicology and efficacy studies (2011).
The new version of RISUG made in the U.S. will be named Vasalgel (TM). Parsemus Foundation has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, Vasalgel Development Corporation, to develop it and bring it to market at an affordable price.
Originally posted by ParAvion
By advise to anyone out there thinking to get a vasectomy - don't, as you never know what the future holds...