Ms. Magazine, in a January 13 article lamenting the decades long failure of the industry to development contraceptives for men, included a remarkable assessment, given the source:

Contraception is about many things – reproductive choice, personal freedom, partner trust – but perhaps mostly about money.

In 2015, the global contraceptives market for men and women will reach an estimated $17.2 billion, yet industry players have done little to sustain male-method development (beyond or even including male condoms) because they still don’t see potential demand or dollars.

“Market research has shown little interest from males, so companies have continued to [bow] out,” says Sitruk-Ware.

Kudos to Ms. for its honest evaluation of the real motivation behind the push for contraceptives.

That aside, why do you think men have “little interest” in altering their reproductive virility?

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