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Contraception for men

No need to feel cut up

If you’re a bloke and you’ve ever suffered a glancing blow to the trouser furniture while playing sport, you’ve experienced more pain than you will from a vasectomy.

Beyond condoms and the snip

For now, men who want to do their part for birth control have meagre choices: A vasectomy - meant to be permanent - and condoms.

Condom is still tops: research

Condoms remain the best solution to reducing risks of acquiring sexually transmitted infections or transmitting these infections, says researchers.

Shortcut to the future

A vasectomy is the most grown-up thing a man can do. Here’s the honest account on the pros and cons of the “snip”, as experienced and written by a medical journalist.

Harry, did you remember to take the pill?

Two thirds of men would be prepared to take an oral contraceptive and 36 percent would be prepared to have contraceptive injections, a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation has found.

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