Post # 1
So I’m sure many of you have heard the buzz of late regarding the potential inthe future for there to be a birth control pill for men.
This isn’t a reality yet by any stretch of the imagination but if it were, would you trust your guy to be responsible for birth control?
Personally, I don’t think I would. Not that I don’t trust my husband but he is SO FORGETFUL when it comes to taking medicine and it is a huge success if he finishes the entire course of an antibiotic (which drives me crazy)! Having seen his track record with other medicines, I don’t think I could be confident that the pill would be taken every day.
What about you ladies? Would you be willing to put birth control in the hands of your guy?
Post # 3
My husband would be more responsible than me with it! I can’t remember my daily vitamin.
Post # 4
Only as a backup method! He forgets his wallet half the time, so I don’t know if I could trust it totally in his hands.
Post # 5
Hmmm, the poll options didn’t really apply to how I feel. My answer is no. But not because I “feel” it’s my responsibility. My husband and I have actually already discussed that when we’re done with kids, he will be the one to get a vascetomy, not me getting my tubes tied or continuing to take birth control. We’re in total agreement on this.
Honestly, I just don’t trust him to remember to take it. I’ve been taking a birth control pill every day since I’ve been 17, so it’s ingrained in my day.
Post # 6
He would probably remember better than me! Heck, I’m on the NuvaRing and can barely remember to change that and it’s only once a month
Post # 7
Mr CL is very reliable, I’d completely trust him to take it. I do think though that male birth control would probably be more popular amongst single men/men in casual relationships so that they dont have the fear of being ‘trapped’ by a psycho woman who wants him as her babydaddy than by couples in long-term monogamous relationships.
Post # 8
I voted maybe, just on the basis of a weird factor. This idea just seems so odd!
I give DH his pills everynight before bed, so I guess as long as he was cool with it, I’d be too? I’d rather he just get snipped though.
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
A few weeks ago FI was there when I took my daily pill and he mentioned hoe we’d be parents by now if it was in his hands since he hates taking pills and always forgets to take them.
That being said, knowing how the male and female reproductive systems work I don’t think I can really trust a male BC pill (for now), not because I don’t think it won’t be effective, but because I’ll fear it might have some side effects and decrease our chances of someday concieving.
Post # 10
Definitely! He has a MUCH better memory for stuff like this than I. Also, BC is cruel to me, so I would love not have to worry about it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I wouldn’t mind him taking one if I knew 100% that he would remember it. He’s very forgetful though so I would only use it as a backup to mine 😉
Post # 12
I wrote a paper on this topic not too long ago. I’m so glad the tides are turning so that women aren’t the default in this area. It’s sexist to 1) Place sole burden on the woman to prevent pregnancy / expose her to potential side effects of birth control pills 2) To provide men with ALL KINDS of erectile dysfunction meds, but empower them with next to NOTHING to prevent reproduction
I’m glad the medical community is making it par-for-the-course since men are just as culpable in creating children as women are. They should be held to the same standards that women are. Personally, I’d ask my DH to take male birth control in tandem with me doing the same. That way if one method fails, the other is a back-up, and if BOTH methods fail, no one person is blamed / held responsible / resented.
Post # 13
I would use it as our backup method instead of condoms. So both of us on pills. I’m not sure I would really trust it though since it would be relatively new.
Post # 14
I voted other, but the answer is DEFINITELY YES, because I can’t take any type of hormonal BC due to a clotting disorder. I had my uterus sounded for the copper IUD but was told it was way too small and maybe I could get one after having kids. I’ve tried using a diaphragm with spermicide combined with the pull-out method, but any type of spermicide gives me a horrid yeast infection. So basically FI and I are stuck with condoms. I think we’d both love it if there was some form of BC for guys so we could ditch the condoms.
ETA: It would also be nice to be able to use condoms as necessary as a back-up, but not every time. As it stands, I know I can’t trust condoms 100%, so when I’m ovulating, we abstain from sex even with a condom.
Post # 15
@hotchildinthecity: We’re the same way. When we’re done with kids, DH will be getting the snip. So I don’t believe the sole responsibility of BC falls on me. At different points in our lifes, a different one of us will be the one with the primary responsibility.
I wasn’t intending the “descriptors” after the poll options to encompass all possible reasons for “Yes” or “No” answers. 🙂
ETA: I’ve editted the “descriptor” to try to make that more clear. 🙂
Post # 16
No… he never finishes all of his antibiotics. He can never find his keys or his phone. He can’t remember most anything… I love him but he’s so forgetful!