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The Male Birth Control You’ve Never Heard Of

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by thepleasurechest

Have you heard of RISUG? It’s a revolutionary birth control method for men. RISUG is an acronym for reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance; it’s a quick, relatively painless procedure developed by Indian scientist Sujoy Guha.

In a traditional vasectomy, the vas deferens is severed. In Guha’s procedure, the vas deferens is injected with a nontoxic polymer that renders any sperm passing through sterile for up to 10 years. When you’re reading to make babies, you simply inject a solution of baking soda and water to flush out the polymer. Can it really be that simple? And why isn’t RISUG a household word?

Check out this video from Discovery News to learn more.

h/t The Awl 

 

1 Comment

  • Pleasure Chest

    [...] few months ago, we told you about RISUG, a promising male birth control method in which a nontoxic polymer is injected into the vas [...]

    ReplyJune 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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