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- The first survey was posted for the men on our Instagram stories. The question was: “Would you ever consider taking a male contraceptive pill?” 63% of men said yes, and 37% of men said they would not take the pill.
- The last question asked on Instagram was: “Would you take a contraceptive pill if it affected your sex drive and weight gain?” 15% of men said yes, and 85% of men said no to taking a pill if it came with these side effects.
The other surveys asked men across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to share their opinions.
- The first question asked was: “Would you take a form of male contraception?”16.2% of the men said no, but 83.8% of men said they would take a form of male birth control.
- The second question for the men of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn was: “If you were to take male contraception, is it important for it to be reversible?”89% of men said yes, they would prefer the contraception to be reversible, whereas 10% of men said no, it wouldn’t be important to them.
- The third question asked was: “Would you rather a non-hormonal contraception or a hormonal contraception?”10% of men said they would prefer a hormonal contraception. However, 89% of men said they would rather a non-hormonal form.
The following questions asked men if they think there is a stigma surrounding contraception and if they think it should be for women only.
- When asked: “Do you think contraception should be for females only?” 17.1% of men said yes. However, 82.9% of men said they don’t think birth control should be only for women.
- Although, 80% of men said they wouldn’t take a form of male contraception if it affected their masculinity, 82.9% of men said that it if they did take birth control, it wouldn’t make them feel less masculine. 40% of men said they would take birth control even if it did affect their masculinity, but 17.1% said it would make them feel less masculine if they took it.
- The male contraceptive gel has shown to shrink men’s testes whilst applying it. When asked if men would still use the gel after knowing this fact, 68.6% of men said they would not, but 31.4% of men said they would still use the gel if available to them.
- And lastly, when asked if men think there is a need/demand for other forms of male contraception, not just condoms and vasectomies, 40% of men disagreed. Whereas, 60% of men agreed that there is a demand for other forms.
To conclude, most men would be willing to take a form of male contraception and share their side of the responsibility. But, the stigma surrounding contraception still lives on.
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