Women Are LOLing at Why Men Bailed on Male Birth Control
But the long-awaited male birth control pill feels a lot like hovercars — a distant future promise that never actually delivers. While breakthroughs that make it seem like more and more of a reality keep happening, the latest development feels like another few steps back.
A new hormonal shot for men was actually found to be effective in preventing pregnancy, but trials had to be cut short after some men experienced side effects. What kind of side effects, you ask? Things like mood swings, acne, depression — SOUND FAMILIAR? A report has cited that 20 of the male birth control trial’s participants dropped out due to these “safety reasons.”
Some women are, rightfully, mad AF, as these are the same side effects women have always experienced, but for which the pill hasn’t similarly been nixed.
Plans for male contraception being pulled due to side effects women have endured for years should be enough to make you get off the pill
— Stef (@FLOTUK) October 31, 2016
Others are simply at a loss for words.
Presented without comment.https://t.co/Tr3nl2PWlD
— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) October 29, 2016
Men will experience mood swings with male birth control shots ..
— SUNNI (@SunniAndTheCity) October 31, 2016
men drop out of male birth control trial after experiencing side effects like depression, mood swings, acne… ahem https://t.co/h3sQlqFN9p
— Sapna Maheshwari (@sapna) November 1, 2016
Even some men have their tail between their legs on this one, realizing just how silly the whole thing sounds.
Maybe we kill all the "Man up!" rhetoric now?https://t.co/tbOWSax5Co
— 5'7 Black Male (@absurdistwords) November 1, 2016
Every woman ever: *looks into camera* https://t.co/lnniOLoZds
— Justin (@GigawattConduit) October 28, 2016
But the best way we can think to sum up men complaining about birth control giving them pimples is with a simple and perfect “LMAOOOOOO,” right along with Jenn Schiffer.
— echo & the bunnyjenn (@jennschiffer) October 28, 2016
We can’t help but think that we’ve got a looooong way to go on this yet.
How do you feel about male birth control trials being stopped because of these side effects? Let us know over @BritandCo!
(Photos via John Moore, Evening Standard / Getty)