http://www.wired.com...vasectomy/all/1 (note: NSFW image of a scrotum appears halfway through as a thumbnail for a video)
The procedure is known by the clunky acronym RISUG (for reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance), but it is in fact quite elegant: The substance that Das injected was a nontoxic polymer that forms a coating on the inside of the vas. As sperm flow past, they are chemically incapacitated, rendering them unable to fertilize an egg.
If the research pans out, RISUG would represent the biggest advance in male birth control since a clever Polish entrepreneur dipped a phallic mold into liquid rubber and invented the modern condom. “It holds tremendous promise,” says Ronald Weiss, a leading Canadian vasectomy surgeon and a member of a World Health Organization team that visited India to look into RISUG. “If we can prove that RISUG is safe and effective and reversible, there is no reason why anybody would have a vasectomy.”
Personally I think that this is a great idea, and it seems incredibly cost-effective too. I like that it's not as damaging as a full-blown vasectomy either. If I were married and had had all the kids my partner and I wanted, I'd definitely get the injection. Long way off though!
Under what circumstances would you consider getting the treatment done? Would you consider it at all?