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ON AND OFF MALE BIRTH CONTROL METHODS

Frustrated by the lack of male contraception options, german citizen,


Clemens Bimek, has taken action into it, and for the past decade has
perfected an inspired idea into a now possible option for male
contraception.
Bimek details the story of his invention and the way the idea developed.
It started off with an idea while he watched a television program on male
anatomy, it crossed his mind that maybe a vasectomys procedure could
be different by adding a valve instead of cutting the anatomy.
During 2006 he developed a prototype and courageously implanted it on
himself, along with Dr. Barry Marshall and Dr. Werner Forssmann, two
very important independent surgeons. The experiment was guided by
Bimek himself, the procedure was performed under local anesthesia,
allowing him to follow and direct every step of the surgery, making sure
there were no complications during the installation. Later on, after the
main success of the experiment was completed with a second surgical
revision and a newer prototype.
The way the valve works is incredibly simple, it only involves conducts
and a switch to prevent or allow semen to go through the vas deferens.
"During implantation the vas deferens is transected and the ends are
attached to the respective in/out tubes of the device. (medGadget,
2016). Once the device is positioned correctly, there is a swift found that
can be palpated through the scrotum.
The valve is easily closed, only by pressing a switch through the skin it
will prevent the leak of semen, making it completely effective as a
contraceptive and birth control family planner option. When needed to
re-open, the valve takes the switch and a separate safety button and
starts again leaking as if nothing had blocked the vas deferens before.

The devices prototype creation is built by PEEK Optima, a biocompatible


polymer used for implants.
The risks of the Bimek SLV birth control method is found on the
expensiveness of the same, it is estimated to cost $5,460. Along with
the price risk, it is also noticeable to say that this is not a contraceptive
method for the heat of the moment since it has taken up to a month or
30 ejaculations (post-closure) to be completely leak-proof and semenfree. The last downside that the public must be conscious of before
choosing the Bimek SLV is that it isnt at all a protection method when it
comes to sexually transmitted infections such as herpes and HIV.
Regardless of these downsides, it is an incredibly great deal in exchange
for a lifetime of controllable birth control that does not have to be
carried, is fool-proof, and has not have failed prototyped before,
promising great results once the product and procedure are launched
into market.
References:
medGadget. (January, 2016). Implantable Semen Valve: On-Demand
Male Birth Control. medGadget, LLC