This medical video educates on contraceptive options for men.
Read the full transcript »
Jennifer Matthews: Condoms have a user-failure rate of up to 12 percent. Vasectomies are considered permanent. Doctor Wang says women shouldn't be the only ones with multiple options. Christina Wang: We think that males really, firstly, should take part in the family planning responsibility, so having children is a couples' responsibility. Jennifer Matthews: To give men more say in the matter, Doctor Wang is studying implantable rods that contain progestin and testosterone. Together, those hormones suppress sperm production. This is normal sperm activity. After the implants, those sperm are all but eliminated. Quentin had the rods implanted in his arm and applauds the research. Quentin Brown: I've heard too many times where, Oh, she said she was on the pill You know, how many times have we heard that? It puts it into your hands. You decide now. Jennifer Matthews: Having that security leaves Quentin with peace of mind, and it will likely do the same for the next generation of men. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.
Copyright © 2005 - 2015 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.