An injection that stops becoming a father, but will men come forward?

injection prevent men from becoming fathers

Indian researchers have claimed that they have made the first such injection in the world, which will prevent men from becoming fathers

According to the claim, this injection will work like a contraceptive for 13 years. Researchers say that it is a reversal drug, that if needed, the effect of the first injection can be eliminated by using another medicine.

This injection has been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research ie ICMR.

ICMR scientist Dr. RS Sharma said that men aged 25–45 were selected for clinical trials. For this research, men who were healthy and who had at least two children were selected.

They say that these were the men who did not want to advance their family and wanted to get sterilized. Along with these men, their wives were also thoroughly tested such as snowgram, ultrasound etc. In this, 700 people came for clinical trial and only 315 trials were able to meet the criteria.

Scientist Dr. RS Sharma says that clinical trials were carried out on people in five states- Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Punjab and Rajasthan for this injection.

Groups of these people were injected in different stages for trials like in the first phase a group of people were injected in 2008 and monitored till 2017 and in the second phase trials were conducted from 2012 to 2017. But it will be monitored till July 2020.

Scientific doctor RS Sharma at ICMR says that these injections will be given only once and they say that it is 97.3 percent effective.

They say that the testicles of men will be taken out of the tube and injected with polymers in their tubes and then it will continue to reduce the number of polymer sperm.

During the trial of this injection, there were some side effects or side effects such as swelling in the scrotal, but after healing of the scrotal, it was cured, while some men got lumps there but gradually reduced.

Dr. Sharma explains that ICMR has been working on this injection since 1984 and the polymer used in this injection has been developed by Professor SK Guha.

He says that now the polymer has gone to the Drug Controller General of India or DGCI for the green signal, after which it will be decided which company will make it and how it will reach the people.

India was one of the first countries to launch the National Family Planning Program in the year 1952.

But if we look at the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, then to control birth, methods like pills, condoms, sterilization are most commonly adopted for family planning.

In case of sterilization as the methods adopted for family planning, according to the Ministry of Health, in the year 2010-2011, 95.6 percent women underwent sterilization and only 4.4 percent men opted for sterilization.

Talking about the options made for family planning, doctors say that women have more options than men.

At the same time, the government has also brought options like Antara and Chhaya to strengthen the program of family planning. Antara is an injection that women need to be given once in three months and is the name of the shadow pill which is taken once a week.

After the data about sterilization, it is also argued that in such a situation, how many men will come to take this injection. However, doctors believe that men have been hesitant to adopt it due to the misconceptions about sterilization.

Assistant Professor in the Gynecologist Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Aparna Singh tells that society needs to be made aware. People have to understand that it was an operation and it is an injection.

People get confused due to wrong information. In such a situation, it is necessary that the right information is given to the people, which is easily available and the information of family planning should be given to schools, colleges and young couples.

At the same time, a private member bill 'Population Regulation Bill, 2019' was introduced by Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha in Parliament. Under which it is proposed to punish people who produce more than two children and also to deny all government benefits.

The bill was also criticized. People had said that this would have a bad effect on the poor population, while some had said that this bill is anti-Muslim.

Family planning has always been a politically sensitive issue in India. During the Emergency in India, Sanjay Gandhi launched a sterilization campaign, which was criticized a lot.