Top 20 Doctor insights on: Male contraception

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
77 Doctors shared insights

Male Contraception (Overview)

Male contraception (birth control) is the methods a man can use to avoid getting a woman pregnant, and thus avoid or delay having children. Birth control is family planning, and includes abstinence (not having sex), condoms, hormonal therapy (birth control pills), IUD's (intrauterine devices), etc... Permanent birth control is sterilization, such as vasectomy.


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Is there a form of male contraception?

Is there a form of male contraception?

Not really: ...Other than condoms, of course. Vasectomy is very effective for sterilization, but that's permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
77 Doctors shared insights

Male Contraception (Overview)

Male contraception (birth control) is the methods a man can use to avoid getting a woman pregnant, and thus avoid or delay having children. Birth control is family planning, and includes abstinence (not having sex), condoms, hormonal therapy (birth control pills), IUD's (intrauterine devices), etc... Permanent birth control is sterilization, such as vasectomy.


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What are some methods of male contraception?

What are some methods of male contraception?

Condoms/abstinence: Condoms and abstinence are the only reliable, proven, reversible, and legal ones. Vasectomy is effective but permanent. That's it, I'm afraid. ...Read more

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I am just woundering about different types of male contraception.

I am just woundering about different types of male contraception.

Here are...: Here are the options for male contraception known to us today:
1. Vasectomy generates 99.8% success; 2. Condoms, >95%; 3. Withdrawal, up to 85%; 4. Abstinence, 100%, and 5. Male birth control pill still under research and development.

Knowing nothing is free and everything comes with a price, then you discuss and decide which is suitable for you in collaboration with doctors.

Best wishes.. ...Read more

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Is there any male contraception execpt comdom?

Is there any male contraception execpt comdom?

No: The only other option men have is a vasectomy, which is permanent. ...Read more

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Is there any male contraception besides comdom?

Is there any male contraception besides comdom?

Vasectomy: There is no male pill. Vasectomy is a relatively permanent male contraception. ...Read more

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Has there been advancement in male contraception?

Has there been advancement in male contraception?

No: Unfortunately, we haven't seen much in the way of progress. ...Read more

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Has there been any advancement in male contraception?

Has there been any advancement in male contraception?

Male contraceptive: China is working on a low dose testosterone male contraceptive that will decrease the release od lh and indirectly also reduce the release of FSH in men. ...Read more

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Are there any statistical studies showing the effectiveness of heat-based male contraception.?

Are there any statistical studies showing the effectiveness of heat-based male contraception.?

Here is a summary: A brief summary can be found at: http://malecontraceptives. Org/methods/simple_heat. Php. ...Read more

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Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

I can guess: While I can't speak for drug companies, I can speak in general terms. A female is the one who has to bear the possible "burden" of an unwanted pregnancy, so female contraception tends to be the greater priority. ...Read more

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Why don't the pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Why don't the pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Two problems: One is biological - men make millions of sperm but it only takes one to fertilize an egg. The safe, effective, reversible male contraceptive is always 'just around the corner' but I imagine researchers will get there. Problem two is social - would a woman trust a guy who says he's "on the male pill"? An implant would be more reliable than something he has to remember to take every day. ...Read more

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What are the reversable ways of male contraception, other than condoms?

What are the reversable ways of male contraception, other than condoms?

Not many options: There aren't any other types of reversible birth control for men. You can still have sex and avoid pregnancy by expanding what you consider to be having sex, like oral or anal sex, using sex toys, fantasy, manual stimulation. Whatever you decide you want, talk it over with your partner first. ...Read more

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What are the reversable ways of male contraception, other than condoms?

What are the reversable ways of male contraception, other than condoms?

None like for women: There are many methods that have been looked at in research settings, but none that have the ease, reversibility, reliability, and effectiveness as the best female alternatives such as the intrauterine device. A good review of these methods can be found at: www. Malecontraceptives. Org. ...Read more

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Going to start taking pregnacare contraception for myself. But noticed they do a male version? Is it necessarily for both me n my partner to take it?

Going to start taking pregnacare contraception for myself. But noticed they do a male version? Is it necessarily for both me n my partner to take it?

No, for sure: Pregnacare is simply a branded vitamin, one for men one for women. Taking vitamins has no impact on male fertility whatsoever, and since men do not get pregnant they don't need anything to 'get ready' for pregnancy. I'd save your money. ...Read more

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How come there are so few forms of contraception for men?

How come there are so few forms of contraception for men?

Options: Condoms, vasectomy are commonly utilized forms of contraception for men. One is reversible, the other isnt.
both the options prevent semen from reaching the womans reproductive tract. Men generally don't usually use hormonal methods to prevent pregnancy. Hence the limitation. ...Read more

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What forms of contraception are there for men?

What forms of contraception are there for men?

Protection: To prevent pregnancy a man can abstain from sex, use outercourse, withdrawal, condoms or a vasectomy is a more permanent solution. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,394 Doctors shared insights

Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
4 Doctors shared insights

Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more