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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:14 am 
Quite an interesting article for anyone who is interested.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/23/what-happened-to-the-male-contraceptive-pill


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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:20 am 
Would any female on this forum trust her partner with a "male pill" ?


I wouldn't. Not because my partner isn't trustworthy (I would not be with him then) but forgetting things is only human. If he forgot, I would be the one screwed up. I would have to go for a morning after treatment or even an abortion (some pregnancies are barely noticeable in the beginning with periods just going on etc- shiver-!)

I prefer to take responsability and control myself.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:59 am 
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I don't see why it's gotta be one or the other. Why not have both partners take the pill (unless one of them gets bad side effects, of course)? There are still a good number of accidental pregnancies that occurred because the woman's pill failed. If the guy also had a pill, that chance would lessen enormously.

More protection for everyone! :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:30 am 
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A male pill would be useful for men who want to take control of their own reproductive capabilities. For it to make a large impact, we'd have to change the culture of "pregnancy and birth control is the woman's problem" that is dominant now, but having more options available for men than just condoms and vasectomies can only be a good thing.

Of course, no woman should take a man at his word that he's on the pill and that she doesn't have to use any other birth control, but likewise no man should blindly trust a woman saying that either. Maybe in a committed and established relationship where both partners are on the same page when it comes to reproduction, but even then, I wouldn't take that risk, male or female. You can't take back a baby (though women do have the option of abortion, depending on where they live). Both partners should have birth control methods that are under their own control, so that "oopses" don't happen.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:45 am 
I totally agree with you Maura and Kittenfur, all good points!
I was wondering if a woman would dare to leave it up to her partner...as many males do and that isn't wise, indeed.
If I were a mother, I would teach my sons about that. :!:

PS: I apologize for any bizarre grammatical errors. English is not my native language.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:21 am 
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It was not considered male behaviour to take responsibility for contraception.


Responsibility not male behavior? What a surprise. :lol:

I think that contraception, male or female, should be in one's own hands. It's a question of having control over one's own life.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:58 pm 
The reason I had a vasectomy was because I can't trust women in general to fight their biology. multiple times I have been with someone and they started by saying they never want kids, after a year it's that they do with me.

their are so many "oops" kids, and the maie can't do shit about it. So a male pill would be great. I would have taking it dailly like my life depended on it, and no one nor act of nature would be able to stop me.

so HOORAY! finally an option for men to control their fertility which isn't surgery. as let's face it condoms break or can be sabotaged and they also take all the fun out of it.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:00 pm 
The reason I had a vasectomy was because I can't trust women in general to fight their biology. multiple times I have been with someone and they started by saying they never want kids, after a year it's that they do with me.

their are so many "oops" kids, and the maie can't do shit about it. So a male pill would be great. I would have taken it daily like my life depended on it, and no one nor act of nature would be able to stop me.

so HOORAY! finally an option for men to control their fertility which isn't surgery. as let's face it condoms break or can be sabotaged and they also take all the fun out of it.


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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:46 pm 
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I'm a woman but other women's opinions on what men should do really annoy me. They act like men have all these options-condoms, vasectomy, abstinence. None of those are good options for most men. Condoms don't always work and if the man is unlucky and has worn one but the woman has still become pregnant he will be on the hook for paying for the kid despite being careful. Vasectomy is also hardly an option-it's can be pretty difficult for a young guy to get a vasectomy who hasn't had kids yet I understand (not as hard as sterilisation for a woman but still hard to convince a doctor). Plus most men will want kids (or at least the option to have them) one day, so for most of the male population vasectomy is out if they ever want kids for this reason since it's hard to get it reversed. Abstinence I'm sure most men would find difficult too! These are hardly viable options for men. Can't wait for the male pill to happen-I don't get the whole trust issue or "he'll forget" issue-a) don't sleep with someone you don't trust (both genders) and b) if you think he's forgetful just ask him if he's taken it or remind him?

The real issue here is that most women don't want their power taken away from them, so they make out like it's the trust issue when it's not at all since it's moot anyway-just take your own pill if you're so worried or don't sleep with the guy which is most womens advice to men when they moan about women "trapping them".


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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:32 pm 
On the contrary I think it’s men who are always nosing into women’s reproductive choices. You can tell what with the constant attacks on abortion rights and contraception. When men stop trying to control female sexuality then we women can shut our mouths about male fertility. There’s clearly a power imbalance with women still on the losing side. A female has to endure pregnancy and childbirth which still can be life-threatening or severely disabling even in an era of medical advances. All the dude gets is a happy ending when it comes to sex. There’s also the fact that women still bear the brunt of childcare even now. Owing child support seems like a pittance compared to the day-to-day grind of hands-on parenting and after all that we’re still money-grubbing harpies cheating men out of their honest wages. Not to mention that if a women gets an abortion she’s always a baby-killing harlot on the pro-life side or irresponsible and selfish to the nonreligious. What power is in being told to keep your legs glued shut or suffer the consequences? Then there’s the whole virgin/whore dichotomy that comes with being made to be a sexual gatekeeper. So I reiterate, if men would stop trying to condemn and regulate our bodies then women can cease having an opinion about the other sex’s.


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