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Button on penis can block the passage of sperm

Button on penis can block the passage of sperm

It may be difficult to imagine, but there is already a switch sperm. Implanted in the penis, it can release or not the passage of sperm during sex. Called Bimek SLV, the novelty was developed by the German Clemens Bimek and may be a future alternative for women's contraceptives, since their action is not as drastic as vasectomy, which requires another surgery to be reversed and not always successful.

The developers explain that the device is able to redirect the flow of the sperm back into the testicles when the blocking function is used. To turn off this feature, you need to push a button that is located internally in the testicle but that can be located by the skin.

The method is therefore reversible, hormone free and has a long lifespan - it can be deployed throughout life. The procedure is to divide the spermatic channels, connecting their ends to the device, which is installed still turned off. A few hours later, the patient is discharged. The manufacturers recommend caution and the use of another contraceptive method in parallel during the first three months or in the first 30 ejaculations, when there may still be spermatozoa in the ejaculatory fluid.

After this period, a urologist should be consulted and a spermogram performed, to know the amount of sperm present in the semen. The method is not yet present in Brazil and must undergo further testing before reaching the market.


Unveils Top 10 Myths About Breast Cancer

Unveils Top 10 Myths About Breast Cancer

The month of October marks a period of international mobilization called October Rosa, a campaign to inform the population about breast cancer prevention, variance which kills more women in Brazil, although it also affects men, albeit to a lesser extent (1 man in 100 women). The large number of cases, however, led to many myths about the disease.

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After 15 years in a vegetative state, man recovers minimal consciousness

After 15 years in a vegetative state, man recovers minimal consciousness

Advances in science and technology can be instrumental in treating a range of diseases - or even to prevent a problem before it even happens. A recent history is stirring physicians around the world as well as the population. After suffering a car accident, a 35-year-old man who has been in persistent vegetative state for 15 years.

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