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It’s Men’s Health Week, and One Docto...

by Valerie Tarico Originally published on Dr. Stephanie Page at the University of Washington talks about why male birth control matters. The Centers for Disease Control declared June 13 to 19 of 2016 as “National Men’s Health Week.” If it was Women’s Health Week, media experts would be talking a lot about sexual health and, […]

International Consortium on Male Cont...

This month we had the pleasure of being invited invited to the first meeting of the International Consortium for Male Contraception (ICMC), held in Paris. This was an invitation to researchers and players in the field of male contraception. Presenters spoke on a number of topics regarding research techniques, social impact, and prospective male methods. […]

Better Birth Control for Men – How Wo...

by Valerie Tarico Originally published on Most people think of contraception as an issue of women’s health and rights. But for millennia, men too have wanted choices—the means to decide whether, when, and with whom they father a child.Coitus interruptus or the “withdrawal method” was practiced as early as 2500 years ago, and from […]

Is It Time for a Vasectomy?

As a guy, whether to get a vasectomy is one of your biggest decisions. This isn’t merely a thought experiment for me. As I write this, I’m one of the half-million American men this year healing from my own vasectomy. So we’re on the same page, let’s review the basics. A vasectomy involves accessing the […]

Two Updates In Male Contraception

There were two exciting updates in March on male contraception. A research team at the University of Minnesota announced that it’s getting closer to a lead compound for a male Pill. Also, the Parsemus Foundation published the results from its clinical trial on Vasalgel using rabbits. The University of Minnesota’s research team’s discovery was that […]

Our Visit with Read My Lips Radio

  We wanted to share our recent interview with Read My Lips Radio. We got a chance to talk about our trip to Indonesia, the background of our organization, current male contraceptives, and prospective methods like Gendarussa and Vasalgel. We should note that we said in the interview was that the cost of production for a new […]

An Update On Our Affordable Care Act ...

“Even with my cadillac health insurance I still wasn’t covered. I had to go out of pocket. It’s insane.” -Aaron, Los Angeles, CA (petition comment #657) Aaron’s sentiment is shared by over 12,000 others who signed our petition. Every contraceptive is covered without co-pay under the Affordable Care Act. That is, every contraceptive except two: […]

Will Men Take The Pill? Research ...

The Sirens of the Internet When you write articles, one piece of advice people give you is to not read the comments. It’s the internet. The internet is crazy. But like a Siren that pulls us in, we can’t help ourselves. We hear about how Vasalgel is going to be injected into the testicles (that’s […]

The Affordable Care Act Needs To Cove...

In honor of the third World Vasectomy Day, Male Contraception Initiative and World Vasectomy Day are petitioning the US Secretary of Health and Human Services to include vasectomies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This petition will complement the thousands of vasectomies being organized over the globe in this single day on November 13th. While […]

Birth Control for Men: Promising Rese...

This article is republished with permission and originally posted at Valerie and Photo credit to Mike Murphy. Birth control options for men lag behind options for women by almost a century. Can changing attitudes and a new generation of researchers change that? Maybe. Three state-of-the-art birth control methods for women have annual pregnancy rates […]

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