A Malaysian gynecologist has officially unveiled what he dubbed as “the world’s first unisex condom,” made from materials used to dress wounds and which can be worn by males and females externally and internally.
Innovative contraceptive: In an explanation to Reuters, John Tang Ing Chinh, a gynecologist from Twin Catalyst in Malaysia and the inventor of Wondaleaf, said the product is a regular condom with an adhesive covering on one side that can be attached to the vagina and penis.
- “Once you put it on, you often don’t realize that it’s there,” Tang said about the Wondaleaf, which is made from polyurethane, a transparent, thin, flexible and resistant material typically used for dressing wounds.
- Wondaleaf explained in its Frequently Asked Questions section that customers need not worry about any pain when removing the condom after use if they keep their pubic area shaved. Those who do not shave should not expect any discomfort either as the adhesive will supposedly not cause pain when removed slowly.
Other details: Tang is confident that Wondaleaf, which had gone through multiple rounds of clinical trials and testings, could one day become an addition to the growing list of contraceptives in the market.
- “Based on the number of clinical trials we have conducted, I am quite optimistic that given time it will be a meaningful addition to the many contraceptive methods used in the prevention of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases,” Tang said.
- A box of Wondaleaf will contain two condoms for the price of 14.99 ringgit (around $3.60) and is expected for release sometime in December. Wondaleaf is currently only available in Malaysia through the company’s website.
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