Men taking birth control shots

KOLD News 13

By Leasa Conze – email

May 6, 2009

It may not be long now before male birth control shots are available.

Researchers at the Research for Family PLanning Center in Beijing, China, gave 1,000 men a shot of testosterone every 8 to 10 weeks to reduce sperm production.

It worked in 99% of the men, and it’s reversible.

Once a man stops the shots, his sperm count goes back up within 4 to 6 months.

Some men may also have to take another hormone, such as progesterone, along with the testosterone.

It doesn’t seem to work as well with caucasian men so that’s something that still needs study, and safety studies still need to be completed.

Comment from Leslie

Just because they say it is reversible – does not mean it is – ask the many women who are on long-term menstrual suppressants and then when they want to get pregnant find out that they are already in menopause.

Let’s see the long-term studies – before you risk your fertility.
And a shot – if you have learned anything from the vaccination discussion find out what the dirty ingredients there are in the shot that they are using as preservatives.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.