A man’s choice: A look at male contraceptives

An unrolled condom (© Wikimedia)

Over the past 40 years, an amazing range of contraceptive products have been developed for women. For men, nothing new has emerged. Fathers and lovers just have to make do with condoms or vasectomy – the more radical male sterilisation if they really want to take contraceptive responsibility. That’s why until this very day, family planning has mainly been a woman’s business. But it looks as if thing are changing. More and more men are willing to redress the ‘contraceptive imbalance’.

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker

Broadcast: April 2, 2004