Mexico City.- At present, there are more than twenty contraceptive methods, but only two are designed for the male reproductive organ: the condom and the vasectomy. This could eventually change in the coming years with the marketing of its pharmacies Men's DMAU Pills, or Didedronone dimedronone, which would prevent semen production and would therefore also prevent pregnancy.
Two scientists from University of Wolverhampton, in the United Kingdom, published in 2016 the results of a study demonstrating the possibility of controlling the movement of sperm and its fertile tonnage. In the same year, however, testing of the first contraceptive pill reacted by having side effects such as acne or mood swings, and all of them also relate to the pill for women.
But now, the new DMAU pill could be a revolution in birth control methods. The most common today, apart from the male condom, are those that the woman needs to take: IUD, vaginal ring, hormone patches, female condoms and, of course, the combined oral pill. The male version It would remove the social pressure on women if they were responsible for family planning.
Tests submitted to DMAU have been received very positive results, with only a few contraindications that do not differ greatly from their side effects and some female contraceptive methods. The men who were offered to study gained weight and reduced their HDA cholesterol levels. However, they did not affect other vital organs such as the liver or the kidneys.
Before reaching this point, science has also tried other methods of contraception for men who were more or less successful. Testosterone injections will not only increase muscle mass but also prevent pregnancy in partner women. Another alternative would be a local gel that would stop the production of sperm for a while while the golden implant would kill them.
Even a unisex pill has been developed. But this is not the most odd but the fact that it will be made from a component found in fruits such as mango, olives or grapes called lupeol. In any case, it seems that scientific advances are progressing at the same pace that society is making towards a fairer world between men and women. Contraception should not be exclusively female.
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