2nd June 2011
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This is an interesting read:
…scientists in India claim to have invented a male contraceptive that’s 100% effective for up to 10 years that can be reversed at any time. The caveat is that you’ve got to get it injected once into each nut. Yowch. 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. Yeah, bad times, but you’ll deal, and here’s why: after two tiny injections taking all of 15 minutes, study after study has shown that the injection is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. You won’t suffer any side effects at all, it lasts a minimum of 10 years, and it’s completely reversible with another few injections.
the I Heart Chaos blog goes on to say: “study after study shows that most women wouldn’t trust a one-night-stand or boyfriend if they said they had a shot or pill or whatever.”
I’m not familiar with any of the studies and IHC doesn’t reference them, but I’m curious - what are ya’lls thoughts on that? Do you think that women wouldn’t trust a boyfriend if they said they had a shot? Would you?
We all know, of course, that even within a committed relationship condoms are the only effective way to prevent STIs and certainly in a one night stand situation you would want to use condoms. What are ya’lls thoughts on this?