By: Natasha Archary
Malaysian gynaecologist John Tang Ing Chinh has designed the first unisex condoms. Hoping his invention is going to improve sexual health, Dr Chinh expects the product will be available online from December.
The Wonderleaf unisex condoms comes in a pack of 2 and is estimated to cost around $3.61 or R54.92.
Made from a medical grade adhesive material that is often used in dressings for wounds, the unisex condoms are strong and waterproof.
Dr Chinh created the condoms after a spike in unplanned pregnancies and STI’s.
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Only one side of the condom has the adhesive strip so it can be reversed for either gender to use.
Dr Chinh said the condoms are comfortable yet durable and safe. “Once you put it on, you often don’t realise that it’s there,” Dr Chinh shared with media.
After a number of clinical trials, Dr Chinh said the Wonderleaf will make a meaningful addition to contraceptive methods available.
The condoms cover the adjacent areas for extra protection and can be inserted or worn hours before.