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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-03-31 18:51
  Subject:   [Digg] Sign me right the heck up!
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The trial is studying a new male contraceptive, RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance): a reversible, nonhormonal contraceptive that provides 10 or more years of protection after a 10-15 minute procedure. Researchers received approval this week to begin enrolling additional study volunteers, after a delay of nearly four years.

Elaine Lissner, director of the nonprofit Male Contraception Information Project in San Francisco, says she is not surprised that American men are watching the RISUG trial with keen interest. She emphasizes that the method has the potential to be the first truly affordable, reversible, long-term male contraceptive.


http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2006/03/30/new_male_contraceptive_clears_hurdle.html

I'd like to be put under before some doctor sticks a needle in my nuts, plz! Other than that, this is the best thing since sliced bread.
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MegaZone
  User: zonereyrie
  Date: 2006-03-31 23:59 (UTC)
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Oh hell yeah! Shit, if this is approved in other countries before it is here, it might be worth an overseas vacation. :-)
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-04-01 06:17 (UTC)
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I'm rather fond of the FDA's ultra-paranoid stance on new medications, actually. I'll wait until it passes FDA muster. Which is going to take at least 5 years, and probably more like ten...
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osmium_ocelot: Rayne just had a snack
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2006-04-01 01:45 (UTC)
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Keyword:Rayne just had a snack
I agree.

But.

What the hell makes sliced bread so good? Was it so difficult to slice the bread before it came pre-sliced? I'd call running water in the kitchen a much better modern technological development than sliced bread.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-04-01 06:16 (UTC)
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Slicing your own bread is not difficult, just annoying. It's hard to get the slices consistant; you leave crumbs all over the place. Plus you probably have to dirty multiple knives if you're making a sandwich.

Similiar situation here. Yeah, we could use condoms all the time. But it's annoying and sometimes messy. Give me convenience or give me... um... inconvenience! ;]
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