Ladies, what if you could have non-hormonal, 100% safe, 100% effective, long lasting, and cheap birth control all in one package? We don’t live in a fairy tale world, so as you know, that doesn’t exist; not for the ladies at least.
The perfect birth control described above is available, but only for men. This revolutionary male birth control comes in the form of a procedure, is currently being widely used in India, and is the best birth control currently available in the world. The procedure is called RISUG (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) and only takes 15 minutes to perform, but lasts for 10 years or more. I know you would love to hear the graphic details, so here they are:
A doctor applies some local anesthetic, makes a small pinhole in the base of the scrotum, reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps, and pulls out the small white vas deferens tube. Then, the doctor injects the polymer gel (called Vasalgel here in the US), pushes the vas deferens back inside, repeats the process for the other vas deferens, puts a Band-Aid over the small hole, and the man is on his way.
After the procedure, sperm is still able to flow freely through the vas deferens, but the moment it passes through the Vasalgel it loses all remnants of its baby making ability.
Obviously the procedure is very easy and safe and the best part is that it costs less than an average doctors visit in the US. So what happens when the man wants his one of a kind legacy creation technique back? No biggie, he heads back to the doctor’s office where a testicular flush of water and baking soda sets him right again. Think of this procedure as a totally reversible and even safer version of a vasectomy.
Better yet, this form of birth control has the added bonus of halting the spread of HIV.
So, when can we expect our hospitals to start injecting Vasalgel like liquid candy? The first speed bump is that virtually nobody knows about this prodecure. More people need to learn that it even exists before any real demand can be created The other all too common hurtle is that, similar to many procedures and forms of medication, this form of birth control is too cheap and effective for suppliers/distributors to ever see any real returns. The expression ‘too good to be true,’ is fitting, but an even more apt expression to describe this quandary is ‘too good to be $$$.’
If you want to see this procedure become available, no matter how much big pharma unnecessarily hikes up the price, sign this petition!
Men, it’s our turn to take some responsibility in the baby making department. You’ll still have just as much fun, I promise.