According to this, NASA is considering chemical Sterilization for long missions.
(Just what NASA needs, a real coverup exposed. The woo-woo's will eat it up.)Nasa was nonplussed by the suggestion yesterday. "I haven't heard anything about that," said a spokesman at Nasa's Johnson Space Centre, where the long-range trips announced by President George Bush in January are being planned.
But that denial may hide a reluctance, in a nation where the showing of a nipple on national television provokes a religious outcry, to discuss the rather delicate subject of sex in space.
Now I can understand the pregnancy being an issue, but chemical Sterilization to reduce the URGE seems a lottle over the top. Now...Vasectomies and Tubal Ligations can be reversed. It seems that Disallowing an instinct as basic as eating and breathing on a long mission would have more of an adverse effect on the crew than just preventing pregnancy.
I mean come on...2 years is a long damn time. As long as they are consenting, NASA needs to just leave well enough alone and keep out of this issue.