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Do you think a male birth control pill would be popular?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
53% 290
No
 
39% 211
I don’t know
 
6% 37
Total 538

Comments

BABBOY 2 years, 2 months ago

Think young single man in late 20s that hates condoms .....

Yeah, this thing could sell....

(not me as I am young man in my late 40s who married but also hates condoms)

SageonPage 2 years, 2 months ago

My man, women do not trust guys and will not leave the possibility of their pregnancy in the hands of an irresponsible dude! So prolly will never fly...

Liberty275 2 years, 2 months ago

If women will take responsibility for not getting pregnant, how do you explain the 40 million abortions in America in the last few decades?

fiddleback 2 years, 2 months ago

Nice sexist schtick, Liberty275.

58% of all pregnancies occur in women who are using some form of contraception. But naw, let's just call 'em all irresponsible whores; much easier to ban abortion with such sterling "logic"...

Liberty275 2 years, 2 months ago

Never argue abortion with a libertarian. You will lose.

Don Whiteley 2 years, 2 months ago

I think you should just pay more taxes and go away

StirrrThePot 2 years, 2 months ago

You're darn right it would be! No Rx needed!

blindrabbit 2 years, 2 months ago

My guess is that the male pill may lead to a new uptick in STD diseases. SOME men have been careful to use condoms or other simliar birth control methods to avoid liability and support issues if his partner were to become pregnant; and as a side benefit a means of preventing STD's. With the male pill, the need for condoms, etc., will not seem so appealing, and increase the likliehood of not using any protections from STD spread.

naturalist 2 years, 2 months ago

True story: A company in California had a male birth control pill developed but market studies indicated that women would not trust men to take it so they dropped it. Makes sense since the woman is the one who gets pregnant. Women want to be in charge of their own consequences.

Don Whiteley 2 years, 2 months ago

Ummm, great point I hadn't thought about. Makes perfect sense! Too bad we don't have laws that make the responsibility belong to both of them.

fiddleback 2 years, 2 months ago

Obviously this doesn't mean women should stop their use of contraceptives, all of which have a high enough failure rate anyway. Again, 58% of all pregnancies occur in women who are using some form of contraception. Men taking this pill could help decrease that number, and thereby reduce abortions. Everybody should be celebrating this potential.

Sure, the girl may be "on the pill," but if the guy gets around and still has half a brain, maybe he takes it regularly, just as she does, to help ensure that he doesn't end up needing to support a child.

Tara Painter 2 years, 2 months ago

they both should take it, either one trust each other anyways, that way they are in control of themselves

James Minor 2 years, 2 months ago

The "Male" Pill will help reduce unwanted pregnancies for couples devoted to each other. The "Double Whammy", a condom with a male pill chaser will help prevent unwanted pregnancies and STD. Nothing is fool proof and two is better than one!!!!

Liberty275 2 years, 2 months ago

Beyond it's obvious use of removing one of the negative factors discouraging free love, It is nice that men can protect themselves from accidental pregnancy and the expense of paying for a child they are allowed to see once a month.

I'm in favor of this new drug.

Liberty275 2 years, 2 months ago

I predict than men/sperm-extracting-machine relationships will be legally recognized marriages by 2050.

somedude20 2 years, 2 months ago

Now that is intentionally funny, nice for a change!

Kirk Larson 2 years, 2 months ago

I don't know if it will be popular, I just think it's unlikely. It is far easier to regulate the manufacture of one ovum a month than ten million sperm a day.

And then the whole STD thing, too.

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