(Closed) Birth Control Pill for Men – Would You Put BC in the Hands of Your Guy?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Would You Put Birth Control in the Hands of Your Guy?
    Yes - I trust him to ensure we don't have an unwanted pregnancy. : (21 votes)
    48 %
    No - I'm more reliable with meds / As I'd be carrying a child, the responsibility should be mine. : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Maybe - But only as a secondary measure in addition to my birth control. : (16 votes)
    36 %
    Other - explain below. : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My husband would be more responsible than me with it!  I can’t remember my daily vitamin. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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
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    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
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    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • 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
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    4327 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    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
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
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    679 posts
    Busy bee

    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 # 16
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    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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!

     

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