Today, about a year after discontinuing the testicular heating started in November, 1998, I received results of my semen analysis which indicated that the method may not be completely reversible. The abnormalities were low motility (<1% rather than >60%), high abnormal morphology (60% rather than <40%) and low count (16 million/mL rather than >19 million/mL). Until this result, every other report suggested that the heating method was fully reversible. I intend to repeat the semen analysis in about a year to see if any fertility has returned. While it is always possible that my continued infertility is unrelated to the heat contraception, I am only 43 years old and have not been exposed to any other conditions I know of, such as radiation, which could account for the sterility. As a single subject my results are not conclusive, but should at least serve as a reminder that heat-based contraception is still experimental, especially at the uniquely long duration at which I tested it, and its reversibility and other health consequences are uncertain.
The testicular heating, at core body temperature initially at 16 hours/day and later (at 3125 days) 24 hours/day, began 11/23/98 and ended 5/6/10, a total of 4182 days or 11.4 years.
This first laboratory semen analysis was done 4/20/11, 349 days after discontinuing heating. The second analysis, below, was done 2/29/12, 664 days after discontinuing heating.
My only remaining mission is to testify and show that God is entirely good and not evil.