Will More Latinos Use The Male Birth Control Shot?
Latino men are known for being great lovers, but when it comes to birth control, they’re not a big fan of it, which might explain why Latinos have the highest rate of pregnancy. In an age where most of the protection is geared towards women, now there’s a hormonal birth control shot for men, which is 96% effective, except men are not a fan of it due to its side effects.
According to a study co-sponsored by the United Nations and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers tested the safety and effectiveness of the shot in 320 healthy men in monogamous relationships with women.
The men ranged in age from 18-45 and were given the shot every 8 weeks, which consisted in 1,000 milligrams of a synthetic form of testosterone which included 200 milligrams of norethisteron enanthate. When a man is given a shot of testosterone the brain assumes that the body is getting enough, so it shuts down its own production of testosterone, specifically the testicle’s production of testosterone and the production of sperm.