Come on Men, Rally!

Male contraception is inching closer and closer to becomig a reality.  Yes men, you could wind up taking a little blue pill every day, just like your partners have been doing for years.  Role reversal, or egalitarianism?  Would you do it? 

In my experience, the woman not only ingests the birth control (exposing herself to a myriad of estrogen-related health risks and side effects), she also travels alone to the pharmacy to pick it up, pays for it, and must remember without help from her man to take the pill every day.  The heat falls on her for forgetting if a pregnancy ensues from a few missed pills.  (Through no fault of either sex, the woman must then assume the responsibility for pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding.)  Of course, this does not describe all contraception-using relationships, but I do think it describes a majority of them.

I am hopeful that most men will respond positively to the idea of male contraception.  It’s not that far away, but it requires a viable market.  What better way to swallow a little macho pride and show your partner you care than by saying, “Sure, I’ll go on the pill.  Anything for you, baby!”  Eh?



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4 responses to “Come on Men, Rally!

  1. bsmith2301

    I would agree with you. It is about time for men to step up. I would do it. Though I’m sure there will be side affects like all drugs. Women have been exposing themselves to these adverse affects for decades.

  2. Domo

    I have never had a problem accepting responsibility for contraception, but your article reveals the ‘hangover’ of being irresponsible, forgetful, negligent… is that a woman is pregnant. Not a man. Excepting couples in loving relationships, would you trust a man to take a pill everyday?!! as a man, i know i wouldn’t trust one.

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