Men fear their 'manly image' would be tarnished if they took the newly developed contraceptive pills or injections. Contraception remains taboo to many men, but most of those willing to bare their souls said it should be 'a woman's affair'. Some who spoke to the South China Morning Post were worried that pills or injections could harm their virility. Construction-site worker Cheung On-shun, 37, laughed off the suggestion of taking a male contraceptive pill. 'If I was forced to make a choice, I would say injection would be a less offensive idea,' said Mr Cheung, married with two children. 'Men need to work outside and they need good health to work. Taking pills too often may weaken them. It would also spoil a man's image if others knew you were taking contraceptive pills.' Property agent Kendy Lee, 33 and single, said contraceptive pills would be acceptable, but he had reservations about injections. 'I am not saying that men can shirk responsibility,' he said. 'I agree that men should do something, but I think I would wait until scientists were sure there were no side effects with injections.' Both believed women should play the main role in contraception. 'Taking pills should be no big problem. But men are more absent-minded than women and they may forget to take pills because they are very busy,' Mr Lee said.