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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 […]

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 […]

How does the history of contraceptive...

This post was originally published by the Alden March Bioethics Institute. One of the more controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the mandate that insurance companies cover contraception. As seen in the Hobby Lobby case, the argument is often boiled down to two conflicting sides: women who want the right to receive contraception without […]

First Annual Crowdfunding Recap

We’re happy to say that thanks to you our crowdfunding campaign had 200 unique donors and raised nearly $12,000. This was short of our overall goal to fund the next stage of Spacefill Technology’s research on a male pill. Still, we had a lot of wins in this campaign. We did well on media. During […]

Condoms Are Here To Stay Even With A ...

Condoms Are Here To Stay Even With A Male Pill

  Male Contraception Initiative exists because current male contraceptives aren’t adequate. That includes condoms. And saying that out loud that can make some public health professionals defensive. For example, an article featuring us in the UK Huffington Post had one sexual health executive state that condoms are a “very effective method of contraception.” But condoms […]

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