Contraceptives For Men
Learn about contraceptives for men, as there are only a few available on the market. With all the research and tests done on birth control, the responsibility for contraceptives still seems to lie mainly on the shoulders of the woman, that’s why there are so many choices for women when it comes to contraceptives. But with all the advances in modern medicine, more contraceptives for men have and will become readily available.
Condoms are a contraceptive that protects a man from impregnating his partner, as well as from sexually transmitted diseases. When a man wears condoms he has protection from such diseases as Gonorrhea, Syphilis and even HIV. This birth control also protects a woman from such diseases when the man wears a condom, as well as prevents her from having an unplanned pregnancy. Using spermicide along with the condom will also decrease your risk of getting her pregnant.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure done on a man to deter the flow of sperm. The man’s vasa deferens is cut-off, sealed and tied up to prevent a man from ejaculating. A vasectomy is not as invasive as the tubal ligation surgical procedure women under go to have their fallopian tubes tied to permanently prevent pregnancy. A vasectomy is safer for the man to have done then the tubal ligation is for the woman. Both of these contraceptive methods can be undone, but the vasectomy is easier to undo.
Both of these methods will protect against pregnancy, but only condoms will protect against sexually transmitted disease. Unless you are in a totally exclusive relationship, even if you opt to have a vasectomy, it still would be best to use a condom.