There are more questions now than ever been before on family planning and which method is the best, safe and reliable. While answering these questions, I will also highlight the pros and cons of these methods. Today we will discuss methods/ways for men. 

Family Planning For Men

When you think about birth control, your mind probably goes to the pill for women. Researchers are working on one for men, too, but it’s not a reality yet. Still, men have several options to help avoid an unplanned pregnancy.

When you think about birth control, your mind probably goes to the pill for women.

Withdrawal “Coitus interruptus”

This is the least effective method and the cheapest option there is. It is basically, a man pulling his penis out of the vagina before ejaculating – explains why ineffective. When a man is about to ejaculate his muscles contracts, feels more powerful, and goes well in – chances of coming to burst outside are so less. The advantage this method is free costs nothing and has no side effects.

But the method works only if you do it right. That means you need to pull out soon enough so no semen gets on or inside your partner’s vagina. You have to time it right and be quick enough. That can be hard to do, especially if you’re young and haven’t had much sex. 

Another disadvantage is this method doesn’t protect you from Sexual Transmitted Disease 



Condom

This works 98% in preventing unwanted pregnancies as well as sexually transmitted diseases. This method is good for young men and youth, especially those not married since they are more likely to hook up randomly. 

Condoms

However, if used wrongly you have 20% of getting someone pregnant. So keep in mind to use latex only condoms that are stored in a cool dry place – do not keep condoms in wallet or pockets especially for long period as they are easily damaged by heat and friction. While using condoms if you need extra lubrication do not use oil-based lube, use oil or silicone-based lubes. 

Do not keep condoms in wallet or pockets especially for long period as they are easily damaged by heat and friction

How to properly wear a condom: 

  1. Place the condom on the head of your hard penis. Pinch out any air that may be trapped in the tip, and leave a little space there for your semen.
  2. Unroll the condom all the way to the base of your penis.
  3. If you’re uncircumcised, pull back your foreskin before you slide down the condom.
  4. When you finish intercourse, grab the base of your penis and hold the condom in place while you pull out.
  5. Throw away the condom.

Vasectomy

This is day check-in and out surgical procedure, it is fairly expensive and has higher success rates than female sterilization. It doesn’t change the way sex or ejaculation feels for you or your partner. Your semen doesn’t look, smell, or feel any different. 

Vasectomy

The method is the best option for married older couples especially those not planning to have children again. 
Being a permanent procedure is among the disadvantages while others are you have a small chance of swelling, bleeding, infections, and other complications. But they’re rare and usually not serious. 

You will still have to wear condoms to protect from sexually transmitted diseases.


Outercourse

These are sound odd, but sex doesn’t always have to involve intercourse. So the practice here to engage in sexual romantic practices that do not involve men entering the vagina. 

Simply it is no vaginal sex, you can still practice oral and some even anal sex – remember to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases. 

Other sexual ways include kissing, fondling, dry humping, masturbation, and blowjobs.

Family Planning For Men


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Next:  Women’s family planning methods. 
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Written by Augustine Rutasingwa ( A doctor to be, Traveller), you can find him on Twitter (#Daktari Mtalii)