ABC News reported today that doctors have come out with a birth control pill for men. With all seriousness, they revealed that the drug is a combination of two drugs already in widespread use: one used to treat high blood pressure and the other to treat schizophrenia. Seriously?
First of all, the ability of a man to bring forth new life during the marital embrace (the appropriate name for "sexual intercourse") is a sign of his health not a disease to be treated with medicine. To be unable to father a child is a sign of a lack of health, and it's called infertility. Many men suffer with this disease, and it has devastating effects on many marriages where the couple expected that they would be able to have and raise children. This is why any barrier contraceptive (condoms, diaphragm) and surgical sterilization are a violation of marriage.
Although these clever researchers say their male pill won't be on the market for 4 or 5 years, I wonder whether it will every catch on. Are men really willing to jeopardize their long-term health in order to satisfy their sexual kicks without the accepting the responsibility of parenthood?
I also want to know what kind of sick researcher would combine blood drugs with mental health drugs to ruin a man's fertility. That's sick.