You already know what “The Pill” looks like, but what about “The Male Pill?”
When we hear “The Pill,” a single image likely comes to mind: the round, plastic, clamshell disc that holds female hormonal contraceptives. It’s a ubiquitous symbol of independence, empowerment, and reproductive autonomy. The imagery of “The Pill” is so deeply rooted that it’s difficult to imagine any other type of contraceptive, especially one designed for the other half of the population – “The Male Pill”.
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. A walnut-sized gland located between the male bladder and the penis, the prostate sits just in front of the rectum. The urethra runs from the bladder to the penis, through the center of the prostate.