February 3, 2012 in Technology
University of North Carolina scientists have studied and concluded that in fact there may be a new form of birth control. While ‘sperm zapping’ may not appeal at first, it has females across the western world jumping for joy in relief from such responsibility.
Scientists have discovered that 15 minute intervals of ultrasound waves on testicles reduces fertility significantly. As of right now the test have been exclusively to lab rats, but are expected to be the next generation of birth control in the near future. Although the ultrasound technology is a safe method, researchers are still trying to discover the long-term effects, i.e. how long does it last, is it safe to use multiple times and would sperm recover if children are planned in the future?
Dr Allan Pacey, senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield, said: “It’s a nice idea, but a lot more work is needed.”
He said that it was likely that there would be recovery of sperm production, but the “sperm might be damaged and any baby might be damaged” when sperm production resumed.”The last thing anyone wants is a lingering damage to sperm.”
Each milliliter of discharge contains approximately 20-300 million sperm, depending on the male, so there is still a risk if the technology is the method used.
As a male, along with the irresponsibility of going and receiving these treatments, I’m sure the ‘HARDEST’part would be to let medical personnel rub that freezing cold gel on your junk. Therefore this will not catch on. As always the onus is on you women to keep it sterile.