The chapter on male contraceptives was one sided because the focus was on the male reproductive system, and the tests carried out to come up with an affordable contraceptive. Although there is a section in the chapter that talks about the views that women had concerning male contraceptives, and whether women would like their male counterparts to join in the contraceptive use. Besides, a study of 450 women showed that the women supported the use of contraceptives by male colleagues (Glasier et al., 2000).
Apart from that, male contraception will significantly affect the consumer health market. Besides, as the population increases so are, the demand for contraceptives and more customers would come out to try the new products that are on the market. Furthermore, with the various male contraceptives available, the expectation is that a significant number of male customers will come and try out the best contraceptives. Although male contraceptives are now available in the market, there are barriers such as social, financial, and physiological challenges that hinder them from obtaining the contraceptives. Social challenges such as the fear of men using contraceptives are evident. It is difficult for them to choose vasectomy, which is the most expensive, permanent surgical procedure with least failures (Smith, 1994). The expense of conducting vasectomy is significantly high, and most men cannot afford. Of equal importance, the physiological problems involving the inability of doctors not being able to control the hormones responsible for spermatogenesis are a challenge to most men since there are no permanent medical methods proved efficient.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance coverage could facilitate health care access for many uninsured patients. However, the ability of the patients to choose the best health care plan, selecting the available insurance options, and choosing health care systems is a challenge to most people. For instance, the major challenges affecting adults navigating through the health care insurance system are limited literacy and numeracy capabilities. A research conducted by Long et al. (2014) showed that over eighty million Americans had low health literacy, and a significant number of eight million adults had gained insurance coverage.
The research findings prompted the need to educate the population because, adults are required to select health plans and measure the benefits and the costs of the insurance coverage options provided to them. Making such decisions requires literacy and numeracy skills, which the research found to be lacking among the American citizens. As a result, navigating through the health care insurance system proves challenging and many individuals have a difficult time in choosing the best insurance option.
Navigators are the primary resources used by consumers to provide information concerning health care insurance. Theses navigators receive standards for working from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Besides, these resources should provide easier ways for the public to navigate through the health care insurance. Therefore, allowing the public to become more involved in sensitive issues that affect their health. Advice providers to value, embrace, and promote engaged consumers; and develop pilot projects that engage the public in making significant treatment choices.
In summary, young adults need to be educated on many aspects of the health care insurance. For instance, the financial aspect is a significant factor that the young adults should learn. Teaching the adults will help them in understanding how to conduct payments for their health care insurance. They will learn how to choose the best option, and how to bargain a deal with your medical insurance. Lastly, the young adults will learn how to calculate their income and the amount to pay for the insurance.
Glasier, A. (2000). Would women trust their partners to use a male pill? Human Reproduction, 646-649.
Long, S., & Karpman, M. (2014). Taking stock health insurance coverage under the ACA as of September 2014. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute, Health Policy Center.
Smith JC., et al. (1994). Fatherhood without apparent spermatozoa after vasectomy. The Lancet, (344), 30.