we had one of the those great black and white topics this morning on kansas city's morning news -- y'know, a topic with no gray area:
if you're a guy and a male birth control pill were available, would you take it?
(the subject comes up because of some advancements being made by a researcher right here at ku med. we spoke with him on wednesday morning. if you missed it, you can hear all about the pill, right here.)
i guess i expected to get a big response to the question...but that response didn't go the way i thought it would. here are some of the texts we received:
"Hell yea ill be first in line" ("hell yea" turned out to be popular.)
"The male pill, if it works is a great idea...I just wonder if there will be a spike in STD's if the man feels safe and decides to not use a condom."
"Im a 42 yr old single guy, and I would consider taking it depending on cost and side effects" (the doc talked about side effects in the interview. see link above.)
"Hell yea I'd take it! No more women trying to pin a baby on men. Great idea"
in the end, there were few responses rejecting the idea (which i --incorrectly-- expected most guys to do):
"one word: vasectomy."
perhaps we're more willing to say we'd do it since we're still years away from having it available on the market. the day that the male birth control pill is available in pharmacies...be sure to tune in to kansas city's morning news. i bet the "hell yea!" crowd will switch to, "well, let's think about this for a second...."