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Know about the Latest Type of Male Birth Control in India

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 31 Aug 2018 - Written by Dr. Aanchal Agarwal - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Male Birth Control is a new form of birth control method which is going to be introduced in India. Not only this, male birth control helps in effectively preventing pregnancy and ensuring satisfactory sexual intercourse. This can be combined with female birth control pills and other methods to achieve required results.

Male birth control or male contraceptive is a remarkable achievement in the field of birth control. The most exciting feature about male contraceptives is that it is being a university startup situated in the heart of rural India. This male birth control method or male contraceptive could help a large number of people who avert themselves from using other male birth control method like using a condom. It is estimated that this new male contraceptive can cut down annual sale of condom by $3.2 billion. In countries like India, many women faces difficulty in avoiding unwanted pregnancies.  Till date, birth control methods like condom or birth control pills are regarded as the most convenient method to avoid unwanted pregnancies and woman are more likely to conceive if their partners do not use condom at the time of sexual intercourse. In such case, this new male contraceptive or male birth control method can help a large group of people to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. There is a great need for this new male contraceptive as it can help in better pregnancy planning.

New Kind of Male Birth Control in India

  • This male contraceptive is discovered by a university startup in rural India, under the guidance of Dr. Sujoy Guha, a 76 year old biomedical engineer.
  • It is a non-hormonal polymer based injectable male contraceptive. It has a gel-like consistency similar to that of melted chocolate and it is injected in the scrotum as it carries and store sperms.

New kind of birth control shots for men
 

  • The gel is a combination of styrene maleic anhydride and dimethyl sulfoxide that forms the positive charge. The gel is thus injected in the scrotum.
  • Dr. Guha has used the technique where the gel carrying positive charge, attaches to the wall of the scrotum. There it acts as an obstacle to the negatively charged sperm. The collaboration of positive and negative charge destroys the head and tail of sperm, leaving it infertile.
  • This treatment is also known as Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance(RISUG) as the effect of contraceptive injection can be reversed with a second shot. The second shot of contraceptive breaks down the polymer and gently pushes it out of the penis.
  • This non-hormonal male contraceptive is expected to have no side effects as it does not contain hormones. The best part is the process can be reversed and does not affect fertility of the male partner.

Need for New Kind of Birth Control

  • This new male contraceptive can help a large group of men and women who plan to avoid pregnancy but do not want to use condom while having an sexualintercourse.
  • This new male birth control method may provide long fertility control to males. As per a study, it can control birth for about 13 years after the treatment.
  • It will act as a low cost male contraceptive option as high costs of most commonly used contraceptive methods like condoms and female birth control pills makes it an unaffordable option for people from poor sections of the society.

Condoms and female birth control pills for new kind of birth control
 

  • It is essentially needed in India as it has a high ratio of female population who get pregnant at an unwanted time due to non availability of contraceptive pills or treatments. Due to lack of privacy in clinics, stores and social awareness, condoms are used by less than 6 percent of population. A large group of women in India can be benefited with this new male contraceptive or male birth control method.
  • Apart from this, only 60% women use contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy. Out of which only 8% rely on their male partners to use condom. This way they fail to avoid pregnancy, as per the report of United Nations 2015. This contraceptive method will help them avoid pregnancy and have a healthy life.  

Note- There are several complications in launching this male contraceptive. The major one is the contract with the brand or the company who will sell it. Some clinical trials are in process. As soon as the procedure is done, it will be available everywhere and anyone can be benefited with this male birth control or male contraceptive.


Hope, this article has been able to resolve your queries on new kind of male birth control in India. Follow Ela woman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Aanchal Agarwal

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Obstetrician
Delhi

Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is an infertility specialist and gynecologist who has graduated MBBS from University of Delhi in 2001 and then pursued DGO from University of Delhi in 2004. Dr. Aanchal specializes in treating patients with IVF, IUI, High-risk pregnancy care and Normal vaginal delivery procedures. Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is at present practicing at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, Delhi. You can find more information on elawoman.com

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Pinkush Rawat

The use of condoms should be decreased as it's made of plastic and also it is very hard to dispose it off. This male contraceptive can bring in a revolution. Thanks for sharing knowledge.

Sept. 30, 2018, 9:03 p.m. 5.0

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Shamsher Ghuha

It is a very unique procedure for a male to stop unwanted pregnancy. It should be appreciated and very soon launched. Waiting for it!

Sept. 2, 2018, 12:45 a.m. 5.0

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Ranish Verma

How much does this RISUG shot costs? Is it too expensive or a common man can easily buy it?

July 12, 2018, 11:56 a.m. 5.0

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Nivedita Rao

The male birth control contraceptive seems interesting, but is it safe for men or they can seriously harm?

Dec. 15, 2017, 8:54 p.m. 4.5

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Trishna Sahpathi

I guess this new kind of birth control would really gonna help a lot of women who are allergic to hormonal pills, though condoms are still an option for them. But sometimes it's a hindrance in a normal sexual life. So, I guess this birth control will help in controlling pregnancy as well as will ...

Oct. 30, 2017, 12:23 p.m. 4.5

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Pratik Sabalpara

Usually birth controls are either condoms or hormonal in nature. This one is going to be one very good option for those who don't want to use both condoms or hormones.

Oct. 30, 2017, 12:01 p.m. 5.0

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Akash Pratap

It is good to know that men can also contribute to birth control. Thanks for sharing!

Oct. 20, 2017, 10:51 a.m. 4.5

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