Yet a male contraceptive is simply more sensible, in biological terms, than a female one. In her book, Sweetening the Pill, and in numerous articles, Holly Grigg-Spall points out that men have no fertility cycle, while women are only fertile for six days every month. Women take a lot of responsibility for those six days, while the constant risk is not from their ova but from ever-ready sperm.
Contraception only really make sense from the female side. Yes, sure, we can talk about being all modern and sharing stuff in a relationship and everything. But the costs to a woman of not contraception are vastly greater than the costs to a man of not contraception. At the limits, the cost to a woman are one of the ten possibilities in a lifetime to havbe a hild. That’s larger than anything a man would carry from a torn condom or whatever.
Agreed, even though we’re all the people who insist that evolution really happened we’re not supposed to go around talking about modern behaviour as being driven by it in any manner. But it is still true. The costs of pregnancy fall overwhelmingly upon the woman. Yes, even as we’ve constructed legal rights that insist the man must chip in and so on. Given that’s where the costs are that’s the hoke point to be controlled.
That’s before we get to the issue of chastity outside that relationship with the bloke with the snip….