Would you use an oral contraceptive if available? Well they may not be too far off in the future. According to an article in the NY Times, male contraceptives are attracting growing interest from scientists, who believe they hold promise for being safe, effective and, also important, reversible. While male contraception has been studied before, no method met the stringent safety and effectiveness criteria that female methods do. It was also unclear whether men would use them.
Several methods are currently under investigation. Most methods are aimed at stopping sperm maturation and production. The key will be not only making sure it is effective, but safe and reversible as well. So far Pharmaceutical companies have not yet embraced any method, waiting for something as effective as female methods and risk-free enough to give to healthy men.