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Male contraception 

Male contraception
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Male contraception
Author(s):

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199650682.003.0021
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date: 31 July 2021

Coitus interruptus

Male condoms

The male Pill

Vasectomy

The earliest form of reversible birth control (mentioned in Genesis and positively in Islamic texts); it is well described by its most common euphemism, ‘withdrawal’ (before ejaculation, ensuring that all sperm are deposited outside the vagina).

In 1949 the UK Royal Commission on Population reported the pregnancy rate as 8 per 100 woman-years of exposure. Trussell gives a 4% failure rate in the first year of ‘perfect use’ (see ...

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