men's health

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Petition to Caddy McKeown, Jeff Merkley, Herman Baertschiger, Lee Beyer, Brian Boquist, Ginny Burdick, Peter Courtney, Alan DeBoer, Michael Dembrow, Richard Devlin, Ted Ferrioli, Lew Frederick, Sara Gelser, Fred Girod, Mark Hass, Betsy Johnson, Tim Knopp, Jeff Kruse, Dennis Linthicum, James Manning, Laurie Monnes Anderson, Rod Monroe, Alan Olsen, Floyd Prozanski, Chuck Riley, Arnie Roblan, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Kathleen Taylor, Kim Thatcher, Chuck Thomsen, Jackie Winters, Al Franken, Amy Klobuchar, Angus King, Ben Cardin, Bernie Sanders, Bill Cassidy, Bill Nelson, Bob Corker, Catherine Cortez Masto, Chris Van Hollen, Chuck Grassley, Claire McCaskill, Cory Booker, Cory Gardner, David Perdue, Dean Heller, Deb Fischer, Debbie Stabenow, Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Elizabeth Warren, Gary Peters, Heidi Heitkamp, Jack Reed, James Lankford, Jeanne Shaheen, Jeff Flake, Jerry Moran, Joe Donnelly, Joe Manchin, John Barrasso, John Boozman, John Cornyn, John Hoeven, John McCain, John Kennedy, John Thune, Johnny Isakson, Jon Tester, Joni Ernst, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski, Luther Strange, Maggie Hassan, Marco Rubio, Maria Cantwell, Mark Warner, Martin Heinrich, Mazie Hirono, Michael Bennet, Mike Crapo, Mike Enzi, Mike Lee, Mike Rounds, Mitch McConnell, Orrin Hatch, Pat Roberts, Pat Toomey, Patrick Leahy, Patty Murray, Rand Paul, Richard Blumenthal, Richard Burr, Richard Shelby, Rob Portman, Roger Wicker, Ron Johnson, Roy Blunt, Sheldon Whitehouse, Shelley Capito, Sherrod Brown, Steve Daines, Susan Collins, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Ted Cruz, Thad Cochran, Thom Tillis, Tim Kaine, Tim Scott, Todd Young, Tom Carper, Tom Cotton, Tom Udall, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Brian Schatz, Chris Murphy, Daniel Sullivan, U.S. House of Representatives

Tell Congress to get Vasagel on the Market ASAP

Non-hormonal MALE birth control is now right around the corner! We need Congress and our FDA to hear this message: Prioritize human trials so Vasagel can become publicly available as soon as possible. WHAT IS THIS STUFF? Vasalgel is a polymer hydrogel that is injected into the vas deferens (the tube sperm swim through) and blocks sperm. WHY? Women have had dozens of options for birth control widely available for decades: many different pills, intrauterine devices, and dermal implants to name a few common ones. To control their own reproduction, men must abstain (not have sex), become permanently sterilized (Vasectomy), or use condoms - which are 85% effective when accounting for human error *sad face*. BUT THIS ---> Vasagel will provide men a safe, non-hormonal, reversible, long term option that is 99.99% effective. HOW DOES IT GET IN THERE? The quick procedure is similar to No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV), except the doctor injects the vas deferens with gel, instead of cutting it. It is reversed by flushing a saline solution through the vas deferens. WHAT'S THE HOLD UP? Creating medications is complicated, costly, and there are a lot of steps involved. Right now, human trials are scheduled for 2018. We can do better than that! Vasagel has already tested effective, safe, and reversible in rabbits and rhesus monkeys. Humans are next!PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION, and then SHARE IT so others can both help get congress and the FDA the message, and also educate our leaders and the public about this option for male control. They need to hear our voice to help us make this happen faster than years from now! This petition is set up to communicate directly to every member of the US Congress. If we sign, they will hear us - and if they hear us they will help us. Please sign and Share.   BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS! The Vasagel website and Promethius Foundation have answers. Please visit their website at to learn everything there is to know about this exciting breakthrough. Once you have learned more, please come back to Sign and Share.   

Brandi Martindale
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