Friday, May 7, 2010
If Men Had to Practice Birth Control?
How would life be for women if men were the ones responsible for birth control?
Would there be fewer shot gun weddings?
Would there be fewer babies?
How would affect the independence of women?
CNN) -- ...For the men
"The joke in the field is: The male pill's been five to 10 years away for the last 30 years," said Dr. John Amory, researcher at the University of Washington.
Researchers have been promising a male hormonal contraceptive option for a long time, but there are good reasons why it's so hard to get that technology right. While women make one egg a month, men produce about 1,000 sperm every second, Amory said. "It proves more difficult to shut down that level of production," he said.
The female pill uses hormones to make the woman's brain think she is pregnant and turns off egg production. But men don't have periods where they turn off sperm production, so it's harder to get them into that state, he said...link to complete CNN article