This page was last edited on 6 June 2017, at 03:50. Although birth control for change control in pharmaceutical industry pdf runs the gamut from a range of hormonal pills to implantable devices, options for men are pretty limited. Basically you can use condoms, which a lot of people don’t like, or get a vasectomy, a permanent surgical procedure.
As such, the burden of using birth control falls largely on women. Instead, development is being handled by a startup and a nonprofit. Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy. Yantai, Shandong Province February 6, 2012.
Safedom turned its back on the low-margin, guaranteed-business sales to the Chinese government? 11 months ago, and decided to shift to where the money is: the higher end of the general public market. Claiming to be the fourth-largest condom maker in China by revenue, after three foreign brands, they are hoping to sell one billion condoms this year with the launch of its ? Picture taken February 6, 2012. For now, condoms will have to do. This hardly seems fair given that the kind of sex that mandates contraception includes both parties. Scientists from India, led by the biomedical engineer Sujoy Guha at the Indian Institute of Technology, have invented a gel that’s injected into the scrotum that stops sperm from being able to make their way out during sex that has shown to be highly effective at preventing pregnancy.
The trouble is, no drug companies want to fund it. Guha, who founded the startup IcubedG Ideas Pvt. RISUG in 282 couples who were willing to try it. If those companies were run by women, it would be totally different.
Merck and Pfizer, both of which make contraceptives for women, told Quartz that at the moment, they have no plans to look into this kind of male birth control, although they didn’t specify why. Guha instead has licensed the RISUG technology to the US-based Parsemus Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on pharmaceutical causes drug companies haven’t picked up. Other nonprofits have taken stabs at reversible birth control for men. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a hormonal injection for men. It worked about as well as the hormonal pill does for women. The advantage of Vasalgel or other RISUG injections is that they’re non-hormonal, with seemingly low side effects so far—although more trials still need to be done. One thing that’s for sure is these trials won’t take place unless drug companies finance the endeavor.