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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

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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Is it painfull to take extra contraception?

Is it painfull to take extra contraception?

No.: Combining a hormonal form of contraception with a barrier method is not harmful nor painful. You should not use two forms of hormonal contraception together except for short periods prescribed by your doctor to manage menstruation or pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Contraception options for someone with a VSD?

Contraception options for someone with a VSD?

Depends: How big is your VSD? Do you have a small murmur? Creams and condoms are always safe. IUD would likely be OK. As cor hormone therapy the risk is no different if you have no other clotting risks but should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: contraception?

What is the definition or description of: contraception?

Birth control: 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 acting methods (iuds, implants). ...Read more

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What are all the forms of contraception available for women?

What are all the forms of contraception available for women?

Many options: Birth control pills, the patch, nuvaring, depoprovera, nexplanon, Progesterone iud, copper iud, condoms, female condom, spermicide and diaphragm. ...Read more

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How should I determine what the best contraception is for me?

How should I determine what the best contraception is for me?

Options: A good health history should be taken, including sexual history & evaluation for high risk sexual behavior. At the minimum, a breast & pelvic exam with pap smear & cultures for std. All options for birth control should be offered & discussed. Usually a follow up for blood pressure check after 1-2 months if using birth control hormone therapy. ...Read more

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"natural" methods of contraception?

"natural" methods of contraception?

Abstane: The only legitimate so called natural family planning is abstinence. Rhythm is really not a method... It is russian roulette. Modern birth control is both safe and effective. Fear of it is not needed in reality. ...Read more

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What causes hormonal contraception to fail?

Nothing is 100%: The most common cause of failed hormonal contraception is related to user-error: missed pills, patch, ring, shot, etc, but even if you use a method perfectly, failures can happen. Next to permanent sterilization, the most effective methods include iuds and implants--which are "forgettable"--and not as subject to user-error, making them easy and very effective to use. ...Read more

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Post preganancy which contraception is best?

Breast feeding?: If you're breast feeding you must use a barrier method, copper iud or Progesterone only method like Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, Depo Provera or mini pill. Most methods are similar in that they offer 90% olus effectiveness. For many of my bottle feeding mom's I give them a Depo Provera before discharge from delivery, then give them options at the 6 week check up. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,399 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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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