We cite a statistic all the time – that close 50% of pregnancies, both in the US and globally, are unintended. And that’s a staggering number. But we often don’t talk about what is intended.
About the fertility intentions of men and women – about how male contraceptive options intend to give them latitude to accomplish their own life goals. And we’ve got a new podcast that’s trying to remedy that.
What we mean by fertility intentions – if a couple wants to have one, or five, or zero children, great – contraceptives intend to be family planning options that allow them to choose if and when to have those children. But current options don’t do enough. There’s unmet need in the world, still, even with over a dozen contraceptive options for women on the market.
Researchers, advocates, and interested parties have intended to get male contraception onto the market for decades. There have been studies on male birth control that go all the way back to the 1950’s. And so many of these stories have faded into the ether. Or they exist deep in scientific journals, undiscovered by the general public. And we think it’s important that these stories get told.