It’s long been talked about, but scientific advances mean that the male contraceptive pill could become a reality!
A new technique, which uses medication to stop sperm from leaving the man’s body during sex, means that men and women could share the responsibility of birth control.
Men would have to take a pill daily for the medication to work, much like women do now. Then they would simply have to stop taking it to become fertile again as it doesn’t affect hormones or make the sperm ineffective.
So far, it’s only been tested on mice, says a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, but it’s a huge leap forward towards the male pill becoming available.
Here’s what you had to say on Facebook:
Georgette Turner says: ‘Yes! He trusts me enough to take one every day, why wouldn’t I trust him to do the same? Trust works both ways.’ Nada Wilson agrees: ‘You may find them to be on the ball mroe than we think. How many men do you know that want an abundance of children?’ But Andrea Holgate thinks the opposite: ‘No, I wouldn’t. Quite frankly he can’t remember to lock the door or walk the dog, so not on your life.’
Would you trust your man to take it every day? Let us know what you think on our Facebook page, on Twitter @goodtoknow #malepill or in the comments section below.