Studies have been carried out since a long time as
there has always been a want for an effective and feasible male contraception
option that is readily reversible. Male ultrasound can prove to be a highly
effective birth control option whose effectiveness might be as long as six
months. Research is currently on by scientists in the United States.
is Male Contraception through Ultrasound?
This method of contraception for males is also a
reversible method and the details of the procedure will be soon known. The best
part of this method is that the moment the couple wishes to have a child, the
man can reverse the procedure and help his partner to conceive. The researchers
term the ultrasound method as a “Long term, reversible contraceptive.”
In this procedure therapeutic ultrasound instruments
are used. The objective is to cause a complete depletion of testicular sperm in
the man’s semen.
The manufacturing of sperm
in the testes is halted. Then the sperm reserve that is already there in the
testes is eradicated in its entirety. When such a condition is attained, it
becomes virtually impossible for the man to impregnate the woman.
The procedure basically draws its inspiration from
the various therapeutic instruments that are generally and popularly prevalent
in the physical therapy clinics as well as in the sports medicines. According
to researchers this contraceptive
option is primarily targeted at the population residing in the first world
of the Ultrasound Method
The ultrasound procedure is believed to be a
revolutionary male contraceptive option once the researches are successfully
rounded up and is available in the public market.
- Apart from
being a very low cost option, this procedure is non hormonal too.
- It just
requires a single round of treatment thereby ideal for busy couples of
those who are constantly on the move.
- There are a
host of technical and practical merits, some of which are stated above.
The technology used in this procedure is extremely simple and the
procedure takes only about ten minutes!
dedication and the maintenance part are also very low compared to the
other available alternatives in male contraception.
does it happen?
contraception is done through the usage of ultrasound
waves. They are extremely short and inaudible sound waves. They are
administered in order to heat up the testes.
- These waves
are similar in variations and intensity to the ones commonly used by the
physical therapies for the treatment of injuries.
- The man is
made to sit on a special chair and is required to dip his scrotum into a
cup of water.
ultrasound element is placed at the bottom of the cup. This heat up the
water in the cup into a temperature that is similar to the one we use in
- There is
also a hypothesis that this ultrasound results in an ion exchange between
the fluid present in the seminiferous tubules and the testes. Eventually
this reaction makes the environment in the testes unsuitable or hostile
for the natural formation of sperm.
- This is a
painless procedure and some men even reported that the experience was
ultrasound procedure is performed for around five to ten minutes and
usually two treatments are administered within a gap of forty-eight hours.
- After about
six months of infertility, the normal fertility
in the man gradually returns to normal.
After these verified findings on ultrasound, the
researchers are currently working on ascertaining whether this ultrasound
contraception is reliable for a period of say five or ten years. Once the long
term data is available, this contraception method can surely be considered to
be one of the most innovative male contraceptive options.