Denis Klanac
sign me up!
Renārs Grebežs
WOW, this is the sh*t! Always knew indians were gona be at the top spots when it comes to science. Really hope it hits the EU market, though.
Very very nice. If it passes the US regulations (and Canadians should follow...) I am on the list!
Now that we have reliable reversible contraception for both sexes, it shold be required for welfare recipients.
ai, ai, ...your excitement is premature, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen: BIG farma have their filthy hands in the business, as usual, and would not allow this to happen. Continue making babies.
Chris D
@slowburn. Seems you missed the point of the whole deal. In India they vasectomised the destitute darker hued lower castes by bribing them with fm radios, In Peru they sterilized Indigenous Amerindian women without their permission. In China they still forcibly abort those who are found exceeding their childbirth quota. In Phillipines they lied to women claiming they were giving them tetanus vacines but were giving them anti-nidation drugs to stop fetal implantation. The right to reproduce is a human right (not a privilege as some eugenicists allege. Human rights are non negotiable. There is a slippery slope when we seek to block the rights of any group regardless of circumstance. Unfortunately their are those who with social engineering agendas who seek to remove freedoms that are inherent to life. Claiming its reversible is not new. Norplant contraceptive implants made that claim but low and behold every woman who had to have them removed because of the unmentioned side effect were treated to the discovery that the implants were painful to remove due to the bodies\' encasing the implants in a calcification. Trusting these deceiving swindling contraceptors is a risk Men would do best to avoid.
Charles Bosse
@Dopwell 15 years is a pretty good trial for a 10 year device, and by the time these are available we will be looking at 20 years of data. I agree that we shouldn\'t use this (or any contraception) for social agendas, but it would be nice as a man to take the burden off my wife. Also, for men who DO enjoy a more varied sex life, this would be cheap insurance against getting stuck with a kid because a woman claims the condom broke (I can be thankful I practiced abstanance in a few early relationships or else it would have been a lot harder to walk away from them), without giving up your reproductive rights forever. Face it: some women are amazing, but of the not-so-good people of the world are women too, and if I were 10 years younger I would happily go for one of these, even if I wasn\'t planning on having sex for some time yet. Hopefully, when my wife and I have had a planned child, this will be an option and I can do my part for reducing further human impact on the planet.
Being given money to do nothing is not a right either, and it is the recipient\'s choice on whether or not he/she accepts the conditions and get the money.
Also there are more white welfare recipients than black.
Chris D
I would posit that the said reversibility has not been proven after the claimed ten year period. Most likely just like Norplant theis polymer wil become so heavily attached to the host\'s tissues that removal would destroy the vas deferens which in layman\'s terms would mean the same as a vasectomy. The obsession with interfering with a healthy reproductive system can only end in infertility.
Michael Mantion
I remember reading about this about 10 years ago.. I considered it but couldn\'t find any real information, and wasn\'t about to fly to Asia unless I knew I could get the procedure done. I know if have a son as soon as he is old enough he\'s getting it, that way you don\'t have to worry about some chick suing you for 18 years of back child support when your 40 and already have your own family.