The reason we’re asking this is because new research shows that a male contraceptive injection could be as effective at preventing pregnancies as the female pill or condoms.
It’s a monthly testosterone injection which works by temporarily blocking sperm production and could revolutionise birth control.
Experts say that in trials in China only one man in 100 fathered a child while on the injections. Family planning campaigners welcomed the news and said they hoped an injection would give couples more choice and enable men to take a greater share of the responsibility for contraception.
If you’re a man would you use this method? If you’re a woman, would you want your partner to have the injection? Women have had to be responsible for so long now with the use of the pill, isn’t it about time that men, well, grew up, and did the right thing?
This, of course, doesn’t cancel the threat of STDs, so the sexually active have to remain careful in that department. But does it mean that woman could (or should be allowed to) relax, just a bit?
Can men be trusted to have had the injection, and then speak the truth when they SAY they’ve had the injection? Are there some men out there who will never even consider this, as being right for them?
Let us know what you think.