Men want better birth control options

Linda Brent, PhD

Executive Director, Parsemus Foundation

A recent article by Valerie Tarico highlighted the importance of – and interest in – what men think about new contraceptive methods. She cited a small survey conducted by a student intern on attitudes about male contraception. His findings indicated that interest in new contraceptive methods was related to concern for their partner, self-protection from unwanted pregnancy, better sex, autonomy and having fewer children. This survey reflects what many researchers have published – that a majority of men are willing to try new contraception and are eager for better options for reproductive control. Check out our Media Resources page for more in-depth evaluation of recent findings.

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