Contraceptives for men:
“The rubbers may be hitting the road if a new gel for men proves effective preventing pregnancies.
“The national Institutes of Health is funding an experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of the contraceptive gel, which could replace condoms and vasectomies.” - Carl Campanile/ New York Post/ 11-29
If a contraceptive that is cheap, effective, if a Pill becomes available for men, our birthrate, both in the U.S. and worldwide, would fall. If the burden of the most effective contraceptives are shared by both sexes, the birthrate would fall.
If there was a Pill for men when I first got married, my ex-wife would have divorced me sooner than she did. However, she tricked me twice, and we had children. Our kids changed my life for the better, and I know my ex-wife was right. Nevertheless, if left to my own ignorance, fears, perspective on the cruelties of life, I would have never been a faddah. But, life can be beautiful, good, Homeric --
When our youngest, our son, started wiping his own tush, I experienced one of the best days of my life.
(12-6) The Birth of Her Caitness, in the short story section of this website, deals with our oldest child's birth:
"It was Sister Philomena that gave me some of the inside dope on childbirth. For instance (you’ll never believe this one), she told me that Uterus isn’t a planet in our solar system Uranus is. Uranus? I howled at that and so did the nuns. I can’t even write Uranus with a straight face:
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