BIG PHARMA KILLER: CONTRACEPTIVE FOR MEN
Researcher Sujoy Guha in India has created a new contraceptive that only needs to be applied once, lasts for 10+ years, is reversable, is extremely cheap, ... and is for men. Instead of an invasive vasectomy procedure, a simple procedure of injecting a gel called Vasagel into the vas deferens tubes in a man's testicles. After about 72 hours, the man is no longer potent because sperm are broken apart when passing by this layer of gel (due to the polyelectrolytic effect). When the man decides to have a planned pregnancy, he will undergo another procedure where water and baking soda is injected into the same locations to flush out the Vasagel. The materials used are extremely cheap and a pharmaceutical companies would be losing out of massive amounts of money selling contraceptives to women. Now this won't be available in the US for a really long while, due to drug approval processes and, more importantly, due to Big Pharma lobbying groups. However, since the procedure is at the final stage of approval in India, men can take a nice vacation to India to get temporarily neutered. That vacation would be much cheaper than raising an unwanted child! read the article on Wired.