The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
This is amazing.
Today i visited an old friend. She told me she is no longer on the depo injection because a local GP told her it causes weight gain and only has a 60% success rate in stopping pregnancy. I looked at her in disgust and said “AHHH NO! The depo injection has an above 98.8% success rate and SOME people in the studies gained weight but generally no more than 500g IN A YEAR and even then, weight gain really depends on your life style. It is very possible the people who were on the depo injection who gained weight had been eating more and working out less and thus, gained weight. That GP doesn’t know what the fuck he is talking about!”
I am quite mortified that a GP could tell this to my friend clearly with no knowledge on the depo provera injection.
screw-your-flaws said: I'm so sorry for being so stupid for asking this but i just saw your latest post and it says you're gonna take a contraceptive pill. And i also read your faq post and it says you're a dyke. Umm, i don't get it. Are you sexually active with the opposite gender?
The contraceptive pill doesn’t just have the benefit of stopping pregnancy. I take it so that i don’t have a period as my period is quite traumatic. Other people take the contraceptive pill to stop acne, to make their period regular, to ease PMS or PMDD, to help regulate hormone levels..there is more of a benefit than just safe sex for people having heterosexual sex.
1 year ago
Moderator: “So you spoke about the dangers of contraception. Can you talk about why contraceptives are dangerous?”
Santorum: “What we are seeing is a problem in our culture with respect to children being raised by children, children being raised out of wedlock, and the economic impact and the impact on society.”
PRO TIP, BRO: BABIES HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T USE CONTRACEPTION, NOT WHEN YOU DO.
Woman: I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
Woman: I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
Woman: My boyfriend isn't excited about sex anymore, because I lost my figure due to pregnancy. Will you pay for his erectile dysfunction pills?
PSA of the Day: Pfizer has issued a recall notice for over 1 million birth control pill packets — marketed by Akrimax Rx Products in the US — because they may inadvertently raise the risk of pregnancy.
According to the pharmaceutical company, the recall applies to packets that were accidentally shipped with too many or too few active tablets. The imbalance in proper dosage of the drugs is not dangerous, but may elevate the chance a woman taking these pill would become pregnant.
Pfizer says the root cause of the mixup was both mechanical and QA-related. A spokeswoman assured customers it has been since sorted out.
This recall could not come at a worse time for Pfizer, which just today announced a decline in fourth-quarter profits, which it attributes to generic alternatives for their best-selling products.
To see if your packet of Pfizer birth-control pills is being recalled, review the list of lot numbers on the FDA website.
This is SO important. Please stop what you’re doing and check your birth controls!