Male contraceptives or also known as male birth control primarily involves the male physiology for preventing pregnancy possibilities. Over the last couple of years, the technology has made the accessibility of male contraceptives more advanced and superior. But in a recent major breakthrough, a German-based company has developed a new revolutionary type of male contraceptive, that is claimed to enable men to turn on and off the flows of sperms during sexual intercourse – an advancement that can revolutionise the system by reducing the encumber of birth control on men.
The new male contraceptive is named as Bimek SLV. Developed by a Germany company, the contraceptive weighs less than a tenth of an ounce and measures less than an inch long. Surprisingly, it also works in a similar manner that vasectomy – the surgical process for male sterilisation – does. The valve only needs half an hour to be inserted. It is designed in a such a manner that it can be entrenched internally for diverting the flow of sperm back to the testicles of the men, making him temporary sterile.
One can control the valve with a simple on-off button. The switch will be implemented under the skin of man’s scrotum, and just by switching on and off, one can keep control over his own sperm. Whenever a man decides to become a father, he will be needed to simply find the inserted switch under his scrotum and tap the switch back. Tapping back on the switch will allow sperm to be ejaculated rather than going back to the testicles.
Now the valve is under trial period and soon will be tested on 25 men, under the research project, starting this year. In fact, the contraceptive can be used as a better alternative to going through a vasectomy as it will completely eradicate the requirement for surgery to incise the tubes that ship sperm from the testicles to the urethra, called vas deferens.
Wolgang, a spokesperson for the Professional Association of German Urologists, while commenting on the ground-breaking breakthrough said, “My evaluation says the implementation of the valve could cause marks where it meets up the vas deferens.”