This blog series highlights pertinent publications that were featured in MCI's monthly newsletter editions in the fourth quarter of 2023. The purpose of this blog is to report interesting or relevant work from MCI Fellows, Grantees, staff members, and other community authors in the field of male contraception.
Bridging the Gap: Why Everyone Should Support the Development of Non-Hormonal, Reversible Male Birth Control
In the pursuit of reproductive autonomy, it is imperative to foster an inclusive approach to contraception that transcends gender norms. As we champion a future where individuals of all genders share the responsibility for family planning, the development of new forms of non-hormonal, reversible male birth control emerges as a crucial step towards achieving this vision. In this blog post, we explore why everyone should rally behind and actively support the research, development, and accessibility of male contraceptives that offer safety, efficacy, and a pathway to shared responsibility in reproductive choices.
In the pursuit of reproductive autonomy for all individuals, it is essential to recognize and address the asymmetry in contraceptive options. Historically, the burden of preventing unintended pregnancies has disproportionately fallen on women. To achieve true reproductive autonomy, we must advocate for and invest in the development of new forms of non-hormonal, reversible male birth control. This blog post delves into the reasons why male methods of contraception are critical for fostering equality, shared responsibility, and empowering individuals of all genders in their reproductive choices.
As we continue our educational series on male reproductive biology and its relevance to the development of non-hormonal, reversible male birth control, we turn our attention to an often overlooked aspect of male reproductive health - testicular aging. Understanding the processes that underlie the aging of the testes is crucial for developing effective male contraception methods.