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New natural Contraceptive gel without any side effects invented

There are several contraceptive options. Now, researchers have found a brand-new gel that efficiently prevents 100 crore sperm cells from reaching the ovary. Let's look at some fascinating information on this female vaginal gel.

What is this gel?

Schimpf, a researcher at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, invented the gel without any chemicals. It work like other chemical gels but without the side effects

How does it work?

This gel, discovered by Schimpf, contains the biopolymer Ketogen which is found in fungus. These ketogens combine with vaginal secretions to form a strong mucus. It prevents sperm cells from crossing the cervix

Why is it best?

Schimpf tested the gel in sheep, which is similar to a human vagina. The gel was first applied to the vagina of the sheep, which were then allowed to mate. Scientists found that only one out of 100 Crore sperm cells get past through the cervix.

Unlike other hormonal chemical gels, it does not contain any chemicals, so it does not cause any side effects or itching. Furthermore, the effect of chemical gel is negligible.It’s noteworthy that 21 out of 100 women who used other chemical gels got pregnant.

Human experiments on this gel are yet to be done. How effective it is in humans and how long it should be taken before sexual intercourse remains to be determined.

Current Alternatives

Currently, condoms, pills, and spermicide gels are mostly used for birth control. Condoms do not cause major problems, but excessive use of pills can cause problems.

Contraceptive implant

It involves inserting a tiny plastic rod-shaped object into the body. By producing progesterone, it stops pregnancy. It has a three-year maximum pregnancy control period. It has  99% accuracy, There are negative effects, such as menstrual issues.

Long term methods

Intrauterine system (IUS)

An IUS is a small, T-shaped plastic device that's put into the womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse. It releases the hormone progestogen to stop you getting pregnant and lasts for 3 to 5 years, depending on the brand.

Intrauterine device (IUD)

A T-shaped birth control device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are one form of long-acting reversible birth control which can control pregnancy for up to 10 years. Works with 99 percent accuracy. There is a possibility of severe pain during the periods.

Tubectomy and vasectomy

A tubectomy in women and a vasectomy in men can be done to prevent perpetual childbearing.