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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 4 weeks ago

Do you think birth control was created for the wrong gender?

I think so. There have been trials for years trying to create a pill for men, but they stopped a lot of them because they caused "depression"...like give me a break ffs. What the hell do people think the pill does for women? Do people think it's like poppin an Advil or eating a piece of candy?

A condom is literally so easy to use, cheap, and has zero effect on one's body, yet men can't even do that. They expect women to take all the responsibility when it's 100x harder and more invasive just cuz they cant be bothered for their damn 5 minutes of glory. 

it's unfair that women have to endure hormonal birth control alone..it's even stranger considering that our reproductive systems are more complex than men's.

Update:

They also have all kinds of meds for men with erectile dysfunction but no bc??

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
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    The problem is that men will not take BC or use condoms because they can't be pregnant. It will never matter to them because of biology. You can wish all they want but you can't change biology. Women take BC because they don't want to be pregnant and men cannot be relied upon.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Condoms go against human nature. It's natural for men to desire ejaculating inside women. Why do you think so many heterosexual male porn stars don't use condoms? 

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You're correct that the pill can cause a lot of serious medical problems. But unless people are in a seriously committed relationship they should always be using condoms anyway. Women need to stand up for themselves in this regard as they're so much more vulnerable to STDs than guys are. If a man won't wear a condom he's not worth having sex with. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Getting a vasectomy was the smartest thing I’ve ever done.  More men should do the same.   

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  • 4 weeks ago

    birth control pills can cause dangerous blood clots for women 

  • Audrey
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Men should have a birth control pill. That way they couldn't blame females when they get pregnant.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Unless your in a stable relationship, then why would you put that kind of responsibility onto men/boys!  I'm going to say something sexist, by implying that most boys/men are incapable of being trusted to take a daily pill.

    The primary responsibility for birth control, lies with the women and if we accept this as the case, then the right to end a pregnancy should also lie with the girl/woman and anyone that insists that they should take the right away are breaking a basic human rigth.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If you don't want to take birth control pills then don't take them. If you ask me taking a pill to alter how your body functions to prevent pregnancy is stupid as hell no matter if it is a man or woman doing it. 

    Also, men don't wear condoms because they suck. If you think a product sucks then stop using it. This isn't really a hard concept to grasp. 

    As for a male birth control pill, they usually stop working on it because either it will kill men or because they know men won't accept the side effects. At this point though we need higher birth rates in society, so a male birth control pill is exactly what we don't need to be doing. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Birth control exists for both genders. The kind of birth control that comes in pill form (i.e., "The Pill") was created for women first because it was the easiest to create by just putting in pill-form a hormone that women naturally produce during pregnancy that stops ovulation, but there is no hormone the male body produces that stops sperm production. 

    That isn't to say that many, many attempts haven't been made and don't continue to be made at creating "The Pill" for men, but there's no obvious path to it like there was with women. That's because unlike with women, men don't produce any hormone or chemical in their bodies that stop their reproductive cell production-- that stops sperm production. 

    While that path was something so simple even medical science from over 50 years ago could come up with it, since then, various medicines have been developed that will stop sperm production, either temporarily or permanently. The problem is everything that has been found to stop sperm production has side effects far more serious than just what you say, "depression," not that depression isn't a serious side effect. Those more serious side effects include gynecomastia (men growing breasts) in nearly all cases, a more than 10,000% increase in risk of developing testicular cancer (the disease that kills more men between 18 and 35, the years in which men would most likely use the pill, than any other), and unintentionally stopping or damaging sperm production permanently, something neither men nor women want as an unintentional side-effect, because even a woman who doesn't want to get pregnant from him today my very well like to have the option later on.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Birth control is for both genders in different methods. 

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