Females are typically held responsible when it comes to contraception, but this scientific invention may just change that. Bimek SLV is an implantable contraceptive that, using a switch, controls the flow of semen. When a male is sexually aroused, he could flip the switch and stop the flow of semen as a form of birth control.
Think of it as on-the-scene sterilization for the time being.
Of course, all procedures come with risks. The product website compares the application of the switch to be like that of a vasectomy, but states that risks of permanent damage is extremely low, and by using electro-surgery, is capable of sealing blood vessels as the procedure is conducted to account for any bleeding. Currently this product is still in clinical trails.
In the end, it’s up to the consumer to think about if the risks in this product outweigh the benefits, or if it’s the other way around.
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