Who’s not your daddy? I’m on the pill

Donny Van Sloten and Maryann Kopp

When I hear a person is on birth control, I automatically assume that person is a female. In today’s world, men’s birth control is getting more and more popular.

Is it really that hard to strap it up? No, it’s not! Condoms are easy to get and don’t cost that much. They are very effective in preventing pregnancy as well as STD’s. For all you idiots out there, there are even directions inside of the box.

Nowadays, STD’s are everywhere. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Yeah, men’s birth control can stop pregnancy, but it doesn’t stop STDs. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather wear a condom. According to urologychannel.com more than 20 STDs have been identified and an estimated 200-400 million people worldwide are infected. It occurs most commoly in sexually active teens and young adults. As of Jan. 1, 2007, 2,257 cases of HIV have been reported in Kern County according to khsd.k12.ca.us. It’s hard not to wear a condom with those kinds of numbers.

A number of men are turning toward getting a vasectomy, which is basically the cutting and tying of tubes. It takes about 30 minutes in a clinic and is permanent unless a reversal is wanted. Reversing a vasectomy can put a hole in the wallet with costs ranging from $5,000 to $12,000 according to mayoclinic.com. Reversing a vasectomy doesn’t always work! Why take the chance with something that doesn’t always work and can end up being so costly? Sure, a vasectomy does wonders for preventing pregnancy, but it doesn’t protect against STD’s.

Men’s Birth control has its advantages, but it has its disadvantages, too! I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be safe then sorry!