Tuesday, October 31, 2006


I have an entire rant going about journalistic ethics, and the lack there of, but this is more of a strange coincidence.

Both from the UK's "Daily Mail" newspaper.

New male contraceptive Pill with no side effects

By JULIE WHELDON Last updated at 15:48pm on 31st October 2006

Trials of a new contraceptive for men could begin within a few years

Men could soon be able to use a 'male Pill' that has no side effects, scientists have revealed.

The chemical implant acts as a contraceptive but does not change the balance of a man's sex hormones.

See also:
Would you trust your man to take the male pill?

Scientists have discovered a substance that can temporarily block the development of sperm without altering testosterone levels and without causing unwanted side effects….

This is just an excerpt of the whole story but you get the idea.

Adjacent to this story was the headline:

'Friendly fire' RAF bomber jet had faulty defence system, inquest hears

By TAHIRA YAQOOB Last updated at 22:00pm on 30th October 2006

No, there is nothing funny whatsoever about the death of two pilots and perhaps there is something wrong with my brain, but I automatically combined the two stories.

Wouldn't an unintended pregnancy be considered "friendly fire" also?


Or if it was caused at a Duke Lacrosse team party I guess it would be "taking one for the team."

1 comment:

Hayden said...

I'm hear via Shandi's blog

and since this is the USA (and built on fine English traditions in the same vein) the thing I want to know is, if a single sperm gets through and completes it's life ambition, who gets sued?