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Scientists to test ultrasound as a male contraceptive ( Gates Foundation )
bbc ^ | 11 May 2010

Posted on 05/19/2010 8:36:51 AM PDT by george76

experts believe a blast of ultrasound to the testes can safely stop sperm production for six months.

With a grant of $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation they will push ahead with more clinical trials.

Their Grand Challenges Exploration Grant project aims at fine-tuning this technique for maximum effect ...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: abortion; gatesfoundation; plannedparenthood

1 posted on 05/19/2010 8:36:51 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Can we test it on Iran?
Thank you.


2 posted on 05/19/2010 8:38:44 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: george76

NWO goons - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones

vs

Thus says the Lord - Be fruitful and multiply


3 posted on 05/19/2010 8:40:18 AM PDT by Esther Ruth ( Jesus Christ is Lord)
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To: george76

Plutonium works pretty well, too.


4 posted on 05/19/2010 8:40:26 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: silverleaf

What about Arizona and California first?.


5 posted on 05/19/2010 8:40:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: george76
experts believe a blast of ultrasound to the testes can safely stop sperm production for six months

LOL! Yea, thats going to go over well.. Blast me with radiation ! Do it now!

6 posted on 05/19/2010 8:41:58 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: george76

I have to wonder where they will find their volunteers for the study using terminolgy like “blasting...the testes”. Makes me hurt just to think about it.

And how do they control length of effectiveness? Approximately 6 months is a little on the vague side. Who would fund such research? I think we know the answer to that question.


7 posted on 05/19/2010 8:42:26 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: george76

A baseball bat will do the same thing................


8 posted on 05/19/2010 8:43:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: All

Waaaait a second. If Ultrasound can render sperm inactive (Or possibly Dead) for 6 months at a time with 1 or 2 treatments...

... Then what is an ultrasound doing to a baby in utero ? I thought it was perfectly safe ?


9 posted on 05/19/2010 8:44:31 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: george76

Why?

Sound has been a proven contraceptive for eons

Female nagging has been proven since the begining of time as a proven method of birth control.


10 posted on 05/19/2010 8:46:04 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Celerity

Babies in utero don’t produce sperm.


11 posted on 05/19/2010 8:46:43 AM PDT by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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To: george76

Getting snipped was the best $75 insurance copay I ever spent.


12 posted on 05/19/2010 8:47:34 AM PDT by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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To: george76
"a blast of ultrasound to the testes"

No thank you!


13 posted on 05/19/2010 8:48:26 AM PDT by avacado
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To: silverleaf

I was thinking New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Maryland and Massachusetts.


14 posted on 05/19/2010 8:48:35 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Nonstatist

It is sound waves, not radiation.


15 posted on 05/19/2010 8:49:53 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Dayman

Indeed... But Sperm is a single cell. Shutting them down, either temporary (Which isn’t the case) or killing them “For a while” shows that ultrasound DOES affect cellular generation, lifespan and function.

Babies in Utero DO produce brainwaves, nervous and circulatory functions. Could ultrasounds be playing a role in increased childhood maladies ? Autism even ?


16 posted on 05/19/2010 8:51:26 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: ZULU

nawt Merrland, Hon

well, maybe Bawlmer
and Montgomery County
and PG county


17 posted on 05/19/2010 8:51:55 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: Dayman; Celerity
Um... lessee... I think the idea was "Blasts of ultrasound can disable or kill human cells (sperm)... an uborn baby is composed of (his own) human cells... therefore I wonder if ultrasound could disrupt, injure or kill, an unborn baby..? Say, at the embryonic stage?

Seems a reasonable question to me.

18 posted on 05/19/2010 8:52:29 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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To: downtownconservative

N.O.W. This is the answer to their dreams. ;-)

The only down side so far, is a guy’s voice goes up one and a half octives.

The up side? The testes take one full year to drop off. ;-0


19 posted on 05/19/2010 8:52:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Excusaholic: MeCain lost to Jr., RINO endorsements are flying, & you live at 2012 Denial Blvd.)
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To: Vaduz

I think Washington DC and specifically this Regime and Congress to be first.


20 posted on 05/19/2010 8:52:54 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Nope...this will be developed as a mobile unit to be deployed for covert population control...

Call it a hunch...


21 posted on 05/19/2010 8:56:39 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance.)
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To: george76
I think I'd rather get a blast from Professor Farnsworth's F-Ray...


22 posted on 05/19/2010 8:57:01 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: george76
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2010/05/11/2010-05-11_declining_sperm_counts_may_start_before_birth_due_to_environmental_issues.html

Hmm. About 40% of cases of couples' infertility is due to infertile men; one in five men between the ages of 18 amd 25 now have abnormal or low sperm counts; Gates thinks more men should have their testes blasted. I must say he has a strange idea of human valu, priorities and motivation.

23 posted on 05/19/2010 8:57:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Karmageddon: there's all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes. Bummer.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Raised voices overheard in the waiting room of rural clinic;

“you want to do WHAT to my WHAT ?”


24 posted on 05/19/2010 8:59:13 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: george76

25 posted on 05/19/2010 8:59:16 AM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: george76

I can see the assembly line now.......


26 posted on 05/19/2010 9:00:39 AM PDT by cherry
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To: george76
Scientists to test ultrasound as a male contraceptive

"Alright Biggles, Get up there and yell at his crotch really, really loud!"

27 posted on 05/19/2010 9:02:20 AM PDT by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: george76

Or if the waves are strong enough forever. Bet that tidbit will be buried in the fineprint!


28 posted on 05/19/2010 9:03:31 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: george76

Of course this is obvious, men have known about it for tens of thousands of years... Women screaming at our balls always shuts down the procreation!


29 posted on 05/19/2010 9:04:06 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Agree 100%


30 posted on 05/19/2010 9:04:48 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nonstatist
experts believe a blast of ultrasound to the testes can safely stop sperm production for six months

So will a pair of Vise-Grips...

31 posted on 05/19/2010 9:22:16 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: george76

I wonder, is there a setting in Windows 7 for this?


32 posted on 05/19/2010 9:23:17 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: george76

Try it out on Bill first.

WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY, BILL?

Bill is spending his billions to find all different ways to promote abortion and prevent people from having kids. His dad was a huge Planned Parenthood guy in the Northwest. Eugenics run strong in the Gates family.


33 posted on 05/19/2010 9:32:25 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: george76

Little Willie sez he don’t want none of this. He only listens to Pink Floyd.


34 posted on 05/19/2010 9:38:59 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: netmilsmom
It is sound waves, not radiation.

You're right, although its very intense mechanical vibration induced by sound waves accompanied by heat ; where water and tissues absorb ultrasound energy, thereby boosting overall temperature...I doubt this will be as "benign" as looking at a fetus move. . Makes me want to bend over just thinking about it.

35 posted on 05/19/2010 9:41:55 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Celerity

Actually, there is a growing movement to limit the availability of ultrasounds during pregnancy because of questions regarding safety. Especially now that commercial 3D ultrasounds are so popular.

On a mothers’ forum I’m on there are quite a few women who declined them b/c they did not believe they were without risk.


36 posted on 05/19/2010 9:49:32 AM PDT by elc
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To: george76

Microwave the boys and they’ll quit working....that’s a big discovery??


37 posted on 05/19/2010 9:51:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: netmilsmom

It is sound waves, not radiation.

Oh. Now that you mention it, that sound of Hillary cackling does make mine start to shrivel


38 posted on 05/19/2010 9:52:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: reagan_fanatic

(Fry swipes the F-ray across his crotch)
Fry: Ouch! That hurts!
Bender: Do it again.
(Fry swipes the F-ray across his crotch)
Fry: It doesn’t hurt anymore...

That was funny!


39 posted on 05/19/2010 9:56:35 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Dayman
Getting snipped was the best $75 insurance copay I ever spent.

I agree. It was the best preventer of the expenses of childhood, "teenhood" and college tuition I can think of. Great investment for the OP.

40 posted on 05/19/2010 10:12:41 AM PDT by OldPossum
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