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dirk digler
10-31-2006, 06:35 AM
If this comes out my woman is going to make take these. She thinks men get off too easy when it comes to responsibility. I don't know where she gets that idea.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=413524&in_page_id=1770

New male contraceptive Pill with no side effects
By JULIE WHELDON Last updated at 22:00pm on 30th October 2006

Men could soon be able to use a 'male Pill' that has no side effects, scientists have revealed.

The chemical implant acts as a contraceptive but does not change the balance of a man's sex hormones.

Scientists have discovered a substance that can temporarily block the development of sperm without altering testosterone levels and without causing unwanted side effects.

They hope human trials of a new contraceptive for men based on their discovery could begin within a few years.

Other versions of the 'male Pill' are already in development but work by altering hormone levels in the man's body.

In trials so far these have produced no worrying side effects - however scientists think men may still worry about whether introducing female hormones could harm their virility in some way.

The new approach would therefore avoid this problem. The common perception is that few women would actually believe a man who said he was on the Pill.

However a study published in the British Medical Journal in 2000 found that only two per cent of women said they would not trust their partner to take a male Pill.

Several teams of scientists have therefore been working on trying to develop an equivalent of the female Pill for men.

Until now this has involved using hormones to try to prevent sperm production.

But the new approach reported in the latest edition of the journal Nature Medicine involves a substance called adherin.

It works by interfering with the way cells in the testes help nurture the development of mature sperm.

It blocks the normal bond which develops between immature sperm and tissue called Sertoli cells. This then stops the cells developing into mature sperm which are capable of fertilising an egg.

A study found that when given to rats, sperm production dropped to such low levels as to render them infertile.

However once the drug was stopped, the animals' sperm production soon returned to normal.

Lead researcher Chuen Yan Cheng of the Population Council in New York said this would be vital for any kind of pill to become acceptable to men.

"If you give the consumer the peace of mind that their fertility will be restored and that their hormones are not going to be affected, they may feel that it is safer to use this contraceptive," he said.

Adherin on its own is known to have toxic effects on the body, but the team overcame this problem by ensuring it would only attach to one cell in the body - the Sertoli cells.

The team tested it on vital organs such as the kidneys, liver, heart and brain, and found it had no harmful side effects.

Dr Cheng and his team hope their finding will lead to a male contraceptive - although say it is likely to be an implant rather than a pill as the tablet would be broken down in the digestive tract.

Dr Cheng said the approach taken by other researchers of using hormone-based contraceptives was not wrong. However he said it was important to give people a choice.

Earlier this year researchers working on a hormonal-based male contraceptive said an implant or injection could be available within five years.

Another study, published in the Lancet found that men given a hormonal-based contraceptive drug saw their sperm count return to normal just over three months after they stopped using it.

ENDelt260
10-31-2006, 07:04 AM
How 'bout a male version of depo?

Earthling
10-31-2006, 07:08 AM
This is going to be SO much better than the clothes-pen..!!

4th and Long
10-31-2006, 07:10 AM
How 'bout a male version of depo?
Have you seen what Depo Provera does to a woman? Takes a relatively skinny woman and over the course of a year, turns her into the Goodyear blimp.

I knew a gal that was "model hot" and after a year, she ballooned up so badly that she ended up with head of a cartoon character.

Skip Towne
10-31-2006, 07:14 AM
I'll bet Kotter can beat it.

ENDelt260
10-31-2006, 07:21 AM
Have you seen what Depo Provera does to a woman? Takes a relatively skinny woman and over the course of a year, turns her into the Goodyear blimp.

I knew a gal that was "model hot" and after a year, she ballooned up so badly that she ended up with head of a cartoon character.
That's what Depo (and, I'm guessing, a healthy number of chocolate frosted donuts) did to *that* woman. I've had sex with women on Depo that were just fine.

4th and Long
10-31-2006, 07:28 AM
That's what Depo (and, I'm guessing, a healthy number of chocolate frosted donuts) did to *that* woman. I've had sex with women on Depo that were just fine.
She ate healthy so her diet played no role in her swelling up like a beached whale.

Behold. From my shelf, here at work, the package insert of Depo-Provera.

3. Weight Changes There is a tendency for women to gain weight while on therapy with DEPO-PROVERA CI. From an initial average body weight of 136 lb, women who completed 1 year of therapy with DEPO-PROVERA CI gained an average of 5.4 lb. Women who completed 2 years of therapy gained an average of 8.1 lb. Women who completed 4 years gained an average of 13.8 lb. Women who completed 6 years gained an average of 16.5 lb. Two percent of women withdrew from a large-scale clinical trial because of excessive weight gain.

ENDelt260
10-31-2006, 07:30 AM
5.4 lbs is hardly "goodyear blimp"

4th and Long
10-31-2006, 07:42 AM
Perhaps you missed the part that said, "gained an average of 5.4 lb." It's not an exact science.

ENDelt260
10-31-2006, 07:43 AM
Perhaps you missed the part that said, "gained an average of 5.4 lb." It's not an exact science.
Your initial post would lead one to the believe the average was more like 54 lbs.

banyon
10-31-2006, 07:45 AM
I'm sure the FDA, since it is in the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies will rubberstamp this.

Then, 20 years later, when we actually have long-term medical data, we'll have some Vioxx-style class action suits. Hey, eat some of this stuff now and think of it as your lotto ticket to the big time!

Donger
10-31-2006, 07:45 AM
Just pull out in time. Jeez.

Molitoth
10-31-2006, 08:31 AM
Just pull out in time. Jeez.


Tried that...... didn't work. :(

BucEyedPea
10-31-2006, 08:35 AM
Just pull out in time. Jeez.
That got me pregnant. Her name is "BooBoo."

Donger
10-31-2006, 08:38 AM
Tried that...... didn't work. :(

Heh. Yes, I know. That's probably the only thing I remember from "Sex Ed."

Donger
10-31-2006, 08:39 AM
That got me pregnant. Her name is "BooBoo."

It's not my fault you wouldn't let go of my ass, now is it?

morphius
10-31-2006, 08:42 AM
Your initial post would lead one to the believe the average was more like 54 lbs.
Just have to remember that hormones react differently in different people.

Demonpenz
10-31-2006, 08:49 AM
Great, now I can scare girls by saying "i'm late"

Braincase
10-31-2006, 08:52 AM
2 questions...

Does it work on guys that have had vasectomies?

And can you combine it with Viagra, Cialis, Vodka, or other experience enhancing substance?

Iowanian
10-31-2006, 08:56 AM
It should make man frosting Hunter orange.....so a broad who wasn't color blind could easily tell if you've skipped a pill.