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Malaysia’s gynecologist invents first unisex condoms 

17:51, 28 October 2021
Malaysia’s gynecologist invents first unisex condoms  Photo: pixabay.com

A gynecologist from Malaysia has revealed a new type of condom, saying it is the world’s first condom that matches either gender and is made from a medical-grade material that is used to cover wounds or injuries.


The invention is called Wondaleaf Unisex Condoms.

A gynecologist at medical supplies firm Twin Catalyst, John Tang Ing Chinh said that it is fundamentally the regular condom with a special covering that thoroughly sticks to genitals.

“It’s a condom with an adhesive covering that attaches to the vagina or penis, as well as covering the adjacent area for extra protection,” the creator said.

Only one side of a condom is covered with an adhesive, the gynecologist clarified, thus it can be reversed and used by either partner.

Tang produces the condoms with the use of polyurethane, a special thin and flexible and at the same time durable and waterproof material that is used in transparent wound dressings.

Once you put it on, you often don’t realise that it’s there,” he said, meaning the coverage for wounds made of polyurethane.

Tang believes that the invention will help people to improve the control of their sexual health despite their gender and sexual orientation.

The condoms had already passed several stages of clinical research and testing and are expected to go on sale via the company’s website in December.

There will be two condoms in a box and the price for the protection will be set at around $3,5 dollars per box.