Well it's about damn time, ya'll!
A new male birth control method to reduce semen output offers results comparable to a vasectomy and may dispel the belief that contraception is a woman's responsibility, researchers and experts suggest. University of Sydney researchers published study results in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Feb. 26, reporting that testosterone and progestin hormones can be combined to form a new kind of contraceptive for men.
Peter Liu, the lead survey author and associate professor at the University of Sydney, said in a March 25 statement that the combination of the two hormones would be reversible and as effective as a vasectomy, a more invasive form of contraception involving surgery. (Source)
Finally! Breeder chicks don't have to take all the responsibility for not getting knocked up. It's bad enough they have to pick up after guys! I'm wondering, though, exactly how many straight men are actually going to take advantage of this opportunity. Especially since you can't count on them to carry condoms. Somehow that, too, is the chick's responsibility.
I'm tellin' ya ladies . . . lesbianism is where it's at. No chance of getting knocked up unless you really, really, try hard. Plus, you get a toaster if you convert. Or is it me that gets the toaster? Either way, lesbian sex = hawt, hawt, hawt!
But seriously, folks . . . I'm glad that science is finally catching onto the fact that we need a little equity in the reproductive health department. So what will it take to lower the cost of female condoms and dental dams? I only earn 76 cents for every dollar a man makes. So why do I have to pay nearly $1 a pop for dams and $5 a pop for female condoms? They're made from the same stuff as male condoms, which only cost pennies if you work out the math. What's up with that? It's a patriarchal conspiracy if you ask me.
I guess my last point is this: What are the long term health consequences of men taking progestin, since new studies are showing that women who take progestin are at a higher risk for breast cancer? Has anyone even thought to ask this question, since this is a disease that is usually seen as a woman's issue? Just wanted to throw it out there.
Did I mention that lesbian sex is hawt?