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Created By: JulieKidspot
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Topic : The male pill
JulieKidspot - `10` `2012-08-17 11:51:19`  
Reports in the news today suggest that a contraceptive pill for men is close to being viable. Given the choice, would you and your partner use this as an option?

Frankly, I wouldn't. Sorry guys, but blokes are blokes - mine can't even remember his own mother's birthday. Scientists honestly think that I would rely on my husband to remember to take a pill every day?
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KylieK - 6:55 PM Mon-20-Aug-2012
holy smokes I'm the same with my hubby, there's no way he would remember to take it everyday. I have terrible pregnancies with really bad hyper enemisis & never want to ever be preggy again. I just couldn't rely on him to prevent that. I guess I need to have control over that certain situation!
ekubo - 8:38 PM Fri-17-Aug-2012

I'm pretty sure dp would take it religiously. But even so I wouldn't be comfortable unless I saw him take it and checked under his tongue afterwards, even then I think I'd have doubts. Like mumbum says, it's us up duff creek not them.


There's no way that I'd trust a hookup or short term partner to be taking it. Quite frankly I struggle to understand how men can just take it on faith that their female partner is on, and is taking the pill. The ramifications are just so huge and life altering if your partner turns out to be less than trustworthy.


It's a great idea for blokes to have that control over their own reproductive potential tho. I can certainly see a market for men who don't want to just have to rely on their partner's memory or honesty.

MumBum - 3:14 PM Fri-17-Aug-2012
It's not that I don't trust Mr MumBum to take it, because he is good with condoms and is adamant that right now we have enough babies, so would be sure to take it!I just don't think males in general would be reliable, I mean THEY don't have a uterus so if they forget and sperm meets egg, it's not like they are going to be doing the carrying, birthing, getting their fun zones stretched beyond all reasonable capacity are they?If a woman forgets to take the pill, she has an "oh sh*t!!!" moment followed by lots of praying as she pees on the little stick... if a man forgot to take his pill, it's more likely to be an "oops, sorry babe, I guess I forgot that day" followed by a sheepish look! Meanwhile, his Mrs who wasn't meant to be responsible for contraceptive at all will still have the "oh sh*t!!!" moment followed by lots of praying as she pees on the little stick! Let's face it ladies, if he forgets to take his man pill, we're still up duff creek without a paddle... I think they should make a male injection instead, one shot, once every three months or whenever its due, no worries then especially as all the Mrs of injection men would be sure to frog march their men to the GP each time!LOL
thecoffeelady - 3:13 PM Fri-17-Aug-2012

I would prefer my husband didn't use it, I have been on the pill before and once I went off it, it took forever for my cycle to get back to some normality - It really mucks up your hormones and I've since been totally put off it. I would hate to think what the male pill would do to mens hormones or sperm. There is so much already damaging sperm nowdays in the way of chemicals and lifestyle no wonder there is such a increase in male fertility issues. I beleive this would just increase those problems.

jopukeko - 12:16 PM Fri-17-Aug-2012
I couldn't imagine my husband being reliable to take it. I can see loads of situations where it would be great like when the woman's chose of contraceptive is limited due to her health, breastfeeding etc. It would also be good for a man that didn't trust his partner to take the contraceptive
cherrytf - 12:10 PM Fri-17-Aug-2012
Sorry, but no. My husband and I strongly believe that procreation is an important part of marriage and should not be hampered artificially or surgically.

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