As for any contraception methods or extended contact of a product with the skin, it can come with adverse effects but not everyone will experience them. If you feel any adverse effect, particularly if the effect is severe and persistent, or if you notice a change in your health that you think could be linked to this contraception method, inform your doctor.
MALE THERMAL CONTRACEPTION & ADVERSE EFFECTS
Reversible alteration of the chromatin’s integrity & reversible alteration of the number of chromosomes in 2 to 3 spermatogenesis cycles once you stop applying the protocol.
MALE THERMAL CONTRACEPTION & FREQUENT SIDE EFFECTS
Reversible testicular volume reduction by a few percent, reversible in 2 to 3 spermatogenesis cycles once you stop applying the protocol.
THERMAL RING & ADVERSE EFFECTS
No adverse effect was observed while wearing the thermal ring.
THERMAL RING & SIDE EFFECTS
There can be a risk of infection due to extended contact between the ring and the skin, but no infection has actually been observed.
There can be a risk of itching, especially when removing the thermal ring.
Do not use the thermal ring on swollen or inflamed areas or if you have small lesions in the penis, scrotum, groin and pubis areas.
Stop wearing the ring if you feel any pain or discomfort and contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
No increase in the risk of testicular torsion or testicular cancer has been highlighted.
It has however been shown that the the chromatin’s integrity of the spermatozoa produced during the 15-hours-a-day heating phase was altered due to exposure to body heat.
Chromatin is the structure inside of which DNA is packed and compacted in the limited volume of the nucleus of eukaryotic cells.
Heat alters the nuclear quality of the spermatozoa that are produced during the 15-hours-a-day heating phase. This is why it is necessary to use an additional contraception method when you start practising male thermal contraception and until you have reached the 1 million/ml threshold, which takes a few weeks, but also when you stop practising male thermal contraception and until your seminogram results fall back into the 2010 WHO standards, which takes a few months.
REPORTING SIDE EFFECTS
If you feel any side effects, do mention it to your general practitioner or pharmacist. This also applies to any side effect that is not in this manual.