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Scientists Create Birth Control Pill for Men: Genius or Unnecessary?

mrosen814 2012/08/17 21:00:00
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A study published Friday from the journal Cell describes an experimental drug that is effectively a birth control pill... for men. Well, male mice, for now. When this drug was tested daily on male mice, it "reduced their sperm count so much that the animals were rendered effectively infertile. When the drug was stopped, sperm counts and quality were restored and the mice were able to sire healthy offspring."

In a commentary that accompanies the study, Dr. William Bremner of the University of Washington in Seattle shares their optimism. He called the drug "an exciting new approach to male contraception." Do you think birth control pills for men is genius -- or unnecessary?

LATIMES.COM reports:
Scientists develop a birth control pill for males that works in mice and is completely reversible, study finds.
develop birth pill males works mice completely reversible study finds

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  • sglmom 2012/08/17 23:22:28
    Genius
    sglmom
    +22
    Long past the time where EACH party ..
    contributing biological content ..
    is RESPONSIBLE for any results (or prevention of pregnancy) ..
    What would be even better ..
    is if there was more emphasis on the RESPONSIBILITY of being actual ADULTS ..
    and not rutting animals ..
    (even the livestock doesn't breed indiscriminately .. )

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  • \V/ sglmom 2012/08/19 08:00:36
  • ☆Hitler... \V/ 2012/08/19 10:21:49
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +1
    what if they then later able to get off welfare...are you going to agree to reverse the "sterilization"...you didnt thinking this through
  • \V/ ☆Hitler... 2012/08/19 19:22:07
  • ☆Hitler... \V/ 2012/08/19 19:28:59
  • \V/ ☆Hitler... 2012/08/19 19:45:08
  • ☆Hitler... \V/ 2012/08/19 19:58:21
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +1
    yes, its evil to profit off of oil sales, but noble to profit off butchering unborn children...admitted ethnic cleansing, yet no foaming at the mouth about "racism"?
  • \V/ ☆Hitler... 2012/08/19 21:05:27
  • ☆Hitler... \V/ 2012/08/19 21:18:58
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +1
    at least you admit it...that's somewhat refreshing
  • PM ☆Hitler... 2012/08/21 14:12:10
    PM
    How is abortion a racist topic when people of all color get abortions? Are you assuming only one ethnic group receives abortions? I think that's what you are assuming or infering and you would be grossly wrong.
  • ☆Hitler... PM 2012/08/22 02:48:10
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +1
    Planed Parenthood was founded by Margret Sanger for the purpose of controlling the black population.

  • \V/ ☆Hitler... 2012/08/22 07:38:02
  • PM ☆Hitler... 2012/08/22 16:03:50
    PM
    Margaret Sanger was a women's right's activist against unsafe abortions that were killing women. The bad thing about the internet is people can put anything out there. Margaret Sanger at one time employeed an all Black Staff. In 1942 the conservative members in the organization changed the name to "Planned Parenthood Federation of America", which Sanger objected to. In 1946 she founded another organization which later evolved into the "International Planned Parenthood Federation".

    This is a myth that Planned Parenthood started as a racist organization to sterilize Blacks. Sanger witnessed many botched abortions in her life and fought all of her life to create a safe environment for women to have legal abortions and family planning.

    Man, how does this crap get started?
  • ☆Hitler... PM 2012/08/23 03:30:32
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +1
    that is the first I have every heard any one try and pass that lame story...so you are how that crap got started
  • Bozette ☆Hitler... 2012/08/23 03:37:10
    Bozette
    +1
    Few today seem to have ever heard of the Negro Project.
  • ☆Hitler... Bozette 2012/08/23 04:05:18
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    +1
    history revision
  • Bozette ☆Hitler... 2012/08/23 04:43:21
    Bozette
    +1
    Granted.
  • PM ☆Hitler... 2012/08/23 14:56:53 (edited)
    PM
    +1
    And you are how the mis-information continues. Who was Margaret Sanger? What did she stand for? What was her life's work? What did she do? Is it compatible with being a racist and trying to start an organization specifically devoted to the sterilization of Blacks? Margaret Sanger had some extreme ideas such as no woman should have more than 1 child and women should get a permit to have children, but her ideas applied to all women not the women of any particular race. Please show any viable racist quote directly from her work and I will reverse my belief. Until then, all I've ever known is her work as a devout feminists, not racist.
  • ☆Hitler... PM 2012/08/25 04:01:56
    ☆Hitler was a community organiz☆
    I doubt you are over 30...as we were still taught real history in school...with a little sugar...granted.

    http://blackgenocide.org/sang...

    btw Dr. Childress is a little extreme...but I would take his word over yours
  • ancient... \V/ 2012/08/22 04:38:30
    ancientmath
    So, the rant on conservatism aside (flaming liberal here, btw), but your consensus is that once one goes on welfare, one should be sterilized for life? A bit draconian don't you think?
  • \V/ ancient... 2012/08/22 07:21:52
  • ancient... \V/ 2012/08/28 10:20:06
    ancientmath
    OK...not sure why you rant. Of course having a child is a responsibility; but not asking for help when you need it is as wrong as abusing the system. That would be an 'irresponsible' parent...sudden changes in economics (losing work due to massive layoffs, for example) isn't something a responsible parent can control. But by allowing the government to dictate reproductive rights over assistance, you're promoting the very thing you seem to despise in your rant.
  • \V/ ancient... 2012/08/28 15:16:19
  • PM sglmom 2012/08/21 14:05:53
    PM
    I agree, but the livestock comparison doesn't work, because humans have a much more developed brain than most animals we consider livestock, and as such, we enjoy sex for more reasons than just reproduction. We also are one of (if not the only) the species that cook food and eat for pleasure and social bonding versus just eating for survival. Having a highly developed brain causes us to do many more things than livestock, such as create fragrances to alter our natural smell purely for pleasure, or arrange our living quarters (homes) in ways that create beauty instead of just functionality. We are quite different than livestock.
  • sglmom PM 2012/08/21 15:49:31
    sglmom
    +1
    Interestingly enough ..
    Humans are not the only species that ..
    decorates their living quarters (or rearranges it .. even the equines like to have their stalls the way THEY determine they like them .. and will 'rearrange' what is not to their liking (they actually will vocalize and use their hooves/mouth to rearrange what they do not like .. and will not enter stalls they do not like either)
    NOT the only species that eats for pleasure (and not just nourishment .. look at how specific monkey species (and the higher apes) go choose their foodstuffs ..
    Species participate in the rut .. but there's still the fact that they are choosy about when and whom they mate with ...
    (in every species .. there are those born who will always be barren) ..
    Many species change their scents in various ways (creating that new scent by rolling in specific mud patches .. specific areas of alfalfa .. going to the flower beds around the barn .. etc .. )
    there's no NEED .. no impetus to indiscriminately 'spread their biological seeds' everywhere ..
    no need to be IRRESPONSIBLE ..
    LONG past the time .. where instead of stepping backwards ..
    ALL parties to that act .. (take RESPONSIBILITY to the need for Birth Control (and/or abstain) ..
    for even the MARES in the Barn ..
    when they find the Stallion .. 'undes...



    Interestingly enough ..
    Humans are not the only species that ..
    decorates their living quarters (or rearranges it .. even the equines like to have their stalls the way THEY determine they like them .. and will 'rearrange' what is not to their liking (they actually will vocalize and use their hooves/mouth to rearrange what they do not like .. and will not enter stalls they do not like either)
    NOT the only species that eats for pleasure (and not just nourishment .. look at how specific monkey species (and the higher apes) go choose their foodstuffs ..
    Species participate in the rut .. but there's still the fact that they are choosy about when and whom they mate with ...
    (in every species .. there are those born who will always be barren) ..
    Many species change their scents in various ways (creating that new scent by rolling in specific mud patches .. specific areas of alfalfa .. going to the flower beds around the barn .. etc .. )
    there's no NEED .. no impetus to indiscriminately 'spread their biological seeds' everywhere ..
    no need to be IRRESPONSIBLE ..
    LONG past the time .. where instead of stepping backwards ..
    ALL parties to that act .. (take RESPONSIBILITY to the need for Birth Control (and/or abstain) ..
    for even the MARES in the Barn ..
    when they find the Stallion .. 'undesireable' ..
    they WILL Refuse quite quickly indeed ..
    even when they are in cycle ..
    (and believe me .. the Stallion KNOWS instinctively that HE is rejected .. he WILL Back away and be willing to be led to his stall).
    Are we as HUMANs lesser than the Equines (or any other species)?
    (more)
  • PM sglmom 2012/08/22 16:17:25
    PM
    In all species there is the need to diversify the gene pool. This is not equivalent to indiscriminately spreading their biological seeds. This keeps the species strong and equipped to fight off disease and genetic disorders caused by a limited gene pool. I agree that there are other species that display some qualities for choice of their diet and environment, but not to the level of the human species.

    Equines (and other species) may be choicy about their mates (serves to produce the strongest offspring), but usually they only mate during estrus. I believe only Dolphins have sex outside of estrus other than humans (I could be wrong), however Dolphins have highly developed brains as well.
  • sglmom PM 2012/08/22 17:07:25
    sglmom
    +1
    Interesting
    (hmm .. seems as if someone hasn't been around the barns .. working with livestock, nor seen the 'displays' .. that these do)
    There's a difference between a healthy 'gene poll' vice 'spreading the seed' indiscriminately ..
    (and too many times .. the 'spread of the seed' is solely the focus -- sadly enough .. devolving down to the most base .. no thought of anything else in mind .. just the 'spread of the seed' .. )

    It is only because one has "LUXURY" of time .. this has come to pass .. for when ease is present .. all species .. (including humans) will start to turn to 'entertainment' (or other distractions) to pass their time ..
  • DougE sglmom 2012/08/23 16:47:30 (edited)
    DougE
    +1
    Unfortunately you're not quite right. Livestock breed based upon instinctive seasonal patterns. Rats/Mice aka rodents breed indiscriminately. You can point to particular demographic and equate indiscriminate behavior because there's zero liability. It's also only one party (political) contributing to the decline of our society, and that's the party who insists tax payers should pay for Sandra Fluke and her friends to have indiscriminative recreational sex. Tell me any major religion that advocates that, and I'll point to the party who does everything they can to silence religion. Our decline, lack of self responsibility, is being breed into us, generation by generation.
  • sglmom DougE 2012/08/23 17:46:08
    sglmom
    Ah .. but I am correct ..
    (for we do control the breeding of the Equines in the Barn .. and know the patterns well as to Stallions and Mares) .. (and the same can be said of those who breed cattle, goats, swine .. those whose income relies on good stock and good products brought to market .. )

    Rats/Mice .. do multiply quickly indeed ..
    (Shudder .. I've seen the result of that .. and not trapping/controlling that population .. )
  • DougE sglmom 2012/08/24 00:49:46 (edited)
    DougE
    That's not the same thing. Controlling the breeding habits of Equines (good word by the way) is manipulation so you're wrong.
  • sglmom DougE 2012/08/24 00:52:58
    sglmom
    NOT really ..
    it is NOT manipulation at all .. the MARES clearly have the choice to accept or NOT accept the Stallion .. trust me .. the STALLION knows EXACTLY why he is Rejected by the mares .. when it happens .. he instinctively remembers also that he needs to not press the issue .. and he is also choosy about whom he decides to 'approach).
  • DougE sglmom 2012/08/23 16:49:50
    DougE
    +1
    I think you meant party as male/female not political. Yes, both genders have to act responsibility, but unfortunately we have a political party that slants that by encouraging irresponsibility
  • sglmom DougE 2012/08/23 17:43:17
    sglmom
    (YES .. I do mean here .. both MALE And FEMALE .. )

    and we definitely have "Body Politic"
    that ENCOURAGES .. Aids/Abets ..
    IRRESPONSIBLE .. indiscriminate intimate contact ..
    even to the point of using our TAXPAYER Dollars to support that indiscriminate (irresponsible) contact ..
  • DougE sglmom 2012/08/24 00:50:23
    DougE
    +1
    Yeah, I got off on the political tangent
  • BornToBeWild 2012/08/17 23:21:59
    Genius
    BornToBeWild
    +3
    but not as necessary as it was years ago when this discussion started. Reports that fewer births happening now as the population for their generation may be fewer.
  • moomoof 2012/08/17 23:21:29
  • PM moomoof 2012/08/21 14:13:39
    PM
    +1
    The male pill has not hit the market yet, but the female version has been around for decades. I'd be more scared of the male version at least in the short term.
  • moomoof PM 2012/08/21 14:14:57
    moomoof
    I doubt the male version makes you get blood clots and hormonal inbalances and fat
  • PM moomoof 2012/08/21 14:22:51
    PM
    +1
    You may have a point there, but since the male version is yet unproven, men may be getting tumors in 10 years. Who knows what the side effects will be. All drugs have known (and unknown) side effects.
  • moomoof PM 2012/08/21 14:26:43
    moomoof
    sigh men lol
    i can see your point i be the same way
  • PM moomoof 2012/08/21 14:40:57
    PM
    +1
    Yeah, don't get me wrong, I think its a great idea, but now if we can work out the kinks we're getting somewhere. The hardest part will be to indoctrinate men to use them responsibly and wisely and not think you can forget to take them for a week and then double up and go have sex, LOL!!!

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