5 Innovative Ways Birth Control is Being Re-invented

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From remote-controlled implanted microchip that can deliver drugs beneath your skin - including hormonal birth control to Caya contoured diaphragm, here are 5 - Innovative Ways, Birth Control is Being Re-invented. - https://youtu.be/WpxG_08pQkM #1. MicroCHIPS Remote-Controlled Contraceptive. MicroCHIPS, a Lexington Massachusetts-based startup formed by MIT researchers, has developing a remote-controlled implanted microchip that can deliver drugs beneath your skin - including hormonal birth control. It's designed to be implanted in the buttocks, upper arm or abdomen and can be controlled by wirelessly opening and closing a reservoir that releases the hormone levonorgestrel (a fairly common ingredient in several forms of birth control) from daily pills to contraceptive implants over a course of 30 days. The device is tiny - but don’t let it’s “microchip” status fool you into thinking it’s just some sci-fi phase. The chip will actually protect you from unwanted pregnancy for up to 16 years. #2. Origami Condoms. In March 2013, the Gates Foundation offered $100,000 to any innovator who could introduce "the next generation of condom" to the world. It was a radical request, in part because it publicly acknowledged a universal lack of incentive to use the traditional male condom - including the widely held belief that it reduces sensation. One of the submissions to receive early praise in the challenge came from California-based company "Origami Condoms", which redesigned the prophylactic so the wearer feels it even more. However, the inside of the condom mimics natural sensation and, as a result, is designed to increase pleasure. The condom is also non-rolled, and therefore easier to apply. Origami condoms are internally lubricated and allow for fluid internal movement, and they come in male, female, and anal varieties. Origami Condoms has also designed a female condom known as "Condom Feminine", a latex female condom that comes equipped with a miniaturized bullet vibrator in its frame base. #3. L Condoms L. is trying to reinvent the traditional condom from the start, by changing the way we manufacture and market it. The B Corporation's condoms are made from sustainably tapped, locally sourced and biodegradable latex - without irritating additives often associated with typical latex - and they're packaged in discreet-100% recycled boxes. #4. RISUG - Vasalgel. Reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance (RISUG), commonly known by its more recent, hopefully soon-commercial version, Vasalgel, is a revolutionary type of birth control. Why? It's a form of male birth control, reducing the onus on women to take care of contraception before sex. All it takes is one shot of polymer, or gel, into the vas deferens, creating a semi-solid plug that blocks sperm in a 15-minute procedure. Not only that, it's 100% effective, low-cost, reversible and can last between 10 and 15 years. When you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again. #5. Caya Contoured Diaphragm (Formerly SILCS) Diaphragms are a reusable, affordable form of birth control, but according to global health nonprofit PATH, they're rarely included in family planning programs, despite a high demand for non-hormonal contraception. Many attribute the diaphragm's unpopularity to discomfort and difficulty in applying it. However, the Caya-brand contoured diaphragm, previously called the SILCS diaphragm during design and testing stages, improves those drawbacks. Developed by PATH, CONRAD and other partners, the redesigned single-size diaphragm ensures increased comfort and ease of use. Like a traditional diaphragm, Caya is inserted into the vagina before sex, positioning it so that it covers the cervix to prevent sperms from getting anywhere near your cervix and is used with a contraceptive gel.

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