Over the past decade, several concepts of non-hormonal male birth control were developed. Researchers use the molecular biology technology to target the sperm.
These ideas include:
- paralyzing sperm by blocking Cs protein in the sperm. Cs protein is related to the mobility of sperm’s tail.
- blocking sperm maturation by turning off a trigger protein
- stopping the sperm production by medication or compound
Blocking the vas deferens with implants or plugs is another approach for male birth control. One of the most promising male birth control options under investigation is reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance (RISUG), also known as VasalGel. It was developed by Indian scientist Sujoy Guha. The procedure is very simple; a gel form of nontoxic polymer is injected into vas, and the gel coats the interior of the vas deferens and immobilizes sperm. An injection is able to sterilize men for 10 to 15 years. It is also completely reversible with a follow-up injection that dissolves the gel.
As of right now, no scalpel vasectomy is the best bet for Minnesota men, as it is safe and effective!