A Malaysian gynecologist has created what it says is the world’s first unisex condom, which can be used by women or men and is made from a medical grade material that is often used as a dressing for injuries and wounds.
Its inventor hopes that the Wondaleaf unisex condom will allow people to better control their sexual health, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. “It is basically a normal condom with an adhesive cover,” he explains. John Tang Ing Chinh, a gynecologist with Twin Catalyst medical supply company.
“It is a condom with an adhesive covering that adheres to the vagina or penis, in addition to covering the adjacent area for greater protection,” Tang explained. The Aadhesive only applies to one side of the condom, he added, which means it can be reversed and used by either sex.
They will have a very affordable price
Each box of Wondaleaf contains two condoms and costs 3.61 dollars, about 70 Mexican pesos. Tang manufactures condoms from polyurethane, a material used in transparent wound dressings that is thin and flexible, yet strong and waterproof.
“Once you put it on, you often don’t realize it’s there,” he said, referring to dressings made from this material. Tang said that the Wondaleaf had gone through several rounds of investigation and clinical trials and that it would be commercially available through the website from the company this December.
“Based on the number of clinical trials that we have carried out, I am quite optimistic that, over time, it will make a significant contribution to the many contraceptive methods used in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, “Tang said.
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With information from Reuters / msb