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** Birth Control for Men **

Birth control is a common concern for women and men. While women have many
options when choosing a birth control method, men have fewer options.

Men have five birth control options:

· abstinence
· condoms
· outercourse
· vasectomy
· withdrawal

Men can also prevent pregnancy by practicing fertility awareness-based
methods with their partners.

If a woman is using a birth control method, her partner can still use
condoms and/or withdrawal. This makes pregnancy even less likely. For
example, if a woman is on the pill, her partner can use a condom. Using
both methods at once makes the chance of pregnancy even lower than using
just one method. And using the condom reduces the


Source: www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/mens-sexual-health/birth-control-men-22600.htm


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Male contraceptive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Male contraceptive **

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*Male contraceptives* are methods of preventing pregnancy that primarily
involve the male physiology. The most common kinds of male contraception
include condoms, withdrawal (although medical professionals do not regard
withdrawal as an effective method of contraception), outercourse,^[1] and
vasectomy.^[2] In domestic animals, castration is commonly used for
contraception. Other forms of male contraception are in various stages of
research and development.^[3] These include methods like RISUG/VasalGel
(which has completed a small phase II clinical trial in humans in
India)^[4] and ultrasound (with results so far obtained in experimental
animals^[5]^[6] ).

*Contents*

· 1 Traditional methods
· 2 Methods in development

· 2.1 Pharmaceutical methods
· 2.2 Surgical methods
· 2.3 Non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical methods
· 2.4 Abandoned research

· 3 References
· 4 External links

*Traditional methods[edit]*

The withdrawal method has a failure rate of about 4% per year if used
correctly at every act of intercourse.^[7]

Dioscorides, ca. 40 A.D., described the contraceptive property of hemp
seeds (/Cannabis sativa/) and rue (/Ruta graveolens/) in /De Materia
Medica/, a text widely used into medieval times.^[8] One test in rats (20
milligrams of the 80% ethanol extract) found that these reduced sperm count
by more than half.^[9] In medieval Persia (and in other traditions as
cited) these herbs were used for male contraception, as well as /Gossypium
herbaceum/ (Malvaceae),^[10]/Cyperus longus/ (Cyperaceae), /Vitex
pseudonegundo/ (Verbenaceae), /Chenopodium ambrosioides/
(Chenopodiaceae),^[11]^[12]/Aristolochia indica/
(Aristolochiaceae),^[13]/Punica granatum/ (Punicaceae),^[14] and
/Sarcostemma acidum/ (Asclepiadaceae).^[15] However, the compound isolated
from /Gossypium/, as well as other cotton seeds and okra (gossypol) has
been abandoned as for contraceptive use because it was found to cause
permanent infertility


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male_contraceptive

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