Thursday 20 July 2017

Women are used to calling shots on fertility - 'reversible vasectomy' will change this

The failure rate attributed to the humble condom is mostly the failure to take it out of its packet (or, let's be honest, to be too plastered to bother doing so)
The failure rate attributed to the humble condom is mostly the failure to take it out of its packet (or, let's be honest, to be too plastered to bother doing so)
Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

Developments in contraception are constantly in progress, and the boffins seem optimistic with the latest breakthrough in male contraception - the "reversible vasectomy".

This consists of an impenetrable gel injected into the vas deferens - the male reproductive part that produces the sperm - and halts the procedure towards fertilisation, once so wittily illuminated by Woody Allen in his movie 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex', in which he played the role of a sperm hoping to hit the jackpot.

Vasalgel - the injectable gel - will thwart any such trajectory, and what is so promising about the treatment is that it's reversible.

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