An innovative form of male contraception is on its way and could be on the shelves in three years, putting an end to condoms.
The pill/injection called ‘Vasalgel’ is expected to be available in U.S pharmacies by 2018 and approval by the U.S Food and Drug Administration panel could pave the way for worldwide sale.
The injection is taken through the scrotum into the sperm carrying tubes, which sounds pretty unpleasant, although one hit should last a guy up to ten years.
Vasalgel works in a similar way to a vasectomy – with a single polymer injection preventing sperm from entering the ejaculate. Unlike a vasectomy, this contraceptive method should be easily reversible with another injection which dissolves the gel.
This new non-hormonal contraceptive injection could revolutionise people’s sex lives, although good luck convincing guys to have a needle stuck in their nether regions. We’ll probably just stick to the rubbers for now…