December 5, 2019
One of the most important things to do nowadays is to figure out ways to prevent women from breeding. Because they need to spend more time in the workplace and increase the GDP, don’t cha know.
Women may finally get to delete their daily birth control alarms in exchange for once-a-month contraception, a new study suggests.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new pill that slowly releases a contraceptive drug over the course of 29 days in tests using pigs.
This is accomplished in part through the innovative design of a capsule that slowly unfolds inside the stomach.
This is the capsule:
It is made out of plastic so it can stay in the digestive tract for about a month, slowly releasing sterilization doses.
Missed doses of daily pills are a risk factor for unintended pregnancy, a public health concern most experts say is best combated with adoption of long-acting contraceptives.
Women bear the brunt of the burden of preventing unintended pregnancy in the US and around the world.
That’s like saying that women bear the brunt of the burden of taking care of their own bodies.
They are the ones with wombs and they are supposedly capable humans with agency and stuff, so why should the prevention of unwanted pregnancies be the responsibility of anyone else?
Unintended pregnancy fuels a cycle of poverty and is estimated to cost American taxpayers $21 billion, according to a 2015 Guttmacher Institute estimate.
Currently, nearly half – 45 percent – of pregnancies in the US are unintended.
If women are that unable to take care of their own bodies and prevent themselves from getting pregnant when they don’t want to be, then we should stop pretending that they have bodily autonomy.
They love to say “my body, my choice,” but they continue to prove that they’re incapable of managing their own bodies.
If men have to step up to help women not get pregnant, then men should have authority over the female body. Surely, they can’t be expected to have responsibility for something they have no control of.
Women’s health specialists advocate for long-acting forms of birth control like intrauterine devices (IUDs), the implant and the shot because they have lower failure rates than condoms or daily birth control pills.
The first challenge that faced the MIT team was keeping the capsule intact long enough in the stomach to continue to release all of its medication at once.
Acid in the stomach that digests food is highly corrosive.
By the end of two weeks, earlier iterations of the capsules had disintegrated.
The scientists went back to the drawing board and came up with a different pill using tougher polyeurothane – rubber-like material – formed into the shape of a star.
By creating, effectively, medical origami, the researchers were able to protect the medication from the harsh environment of the stomach.
It was able to withstand a whole month inside the digestive system.
Slowly the star-shaped drug unfolded, making it lodge into place, where it delivered the contraceptive to the pigs used in the study for nearly a month.
Once it’s ready for human use, the drug will be made in such a way that it simply goes the way of anything else we consume and no longer need: through the digestive tract and out.
On the one hand, women are encouraged to slut around and have random sexual encounters. On the other hand, they are also encouraged to work and to avoid motherhood.
The problem is that women are too dumb to avoid pregnancies on their own, even with all of the current contraceptive methods available to them.
To “fix” that, we’re going to see more and more foolproof methods getting further fool-proofed until they’re so fool-proofed that they can be considered retard-proofed.
Only then will women be truly empowered.