Men to use penis injection to control births, as the world’s first male contraceptive is set to launch soon.

Men to use penis injection to control births, as the world's first male contraceptive is set to launch soon.
Penis injection

What’s your take on an injection into the penis? Super scary right? Well, that could be the only alternative apart from condoms and surgical vasectomy if you want to control your number of births.

The Indian Council of Medical Research has just wrapped up the clinical trials for a new male birth control, that will be done by giving your penis direct syringe shots, thus an injection right into the male ginital organ.

The Hindustan Times reports, this new medical product could effectively prevent men from impregnating women up to a stipulated time of 13 years.

However, the only requirement now is the permission from the Indian government, to allow the male fertility control product to go on the market.

The medical doctors in charge say, the procedure used is called the reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance (RISUG).

However, they noted that it is a painful and invasive process because, it involves a polymer being delivered via injection into the semen-producing glad, vas deferens, which is located on the penis near the testicles. But it is actually an alternative to surgical vasectomy, which is also quite tedious.

The senior scientist with ICMR, Dr RS Sharma, the one who spearheaded the clinical trials disclosed:

“The product is ready, with only regulatory approvals pending with the Drugs Controller. The trials are over, including extended, phase 3 clinical trials for which 303 candidates were recruited with 97.3% success rate and no reported side-effects. The product can safely be called the world’s first male contraceptive,”

He added that: “It is effective for at least 13 years once injected. In clinical studies on mice, it has been proven to be a reliable spacing method, and we will be initiating human studies soon to prove that in humans also, it can be used as an effective spacing method,”

The drug controller general of India, VG Somani also had this to say:

“It’s the first in the world from India so we have to be extra careful about approval. We are looking at all aspects, especially the good manufacturing practice (GMP) certification that won’t raise any questions about its quality,” 

Hearing this from the drug controller general of the country, is there still a doubt how quick the approval process will be? Your guess is as good as mine.

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