December 11th, 2012
(BlackMediaScoop) A female condom which can protect against pregnancy and sexual diseases by dissolving inside the body has been developed. Experts claim the ‘discreet protection’ can safeguard people from HIV and unwanted pregnancy by ‘melting’ and releasing chemicals.
Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) developed the condom from tiny microfibres through a method called ‘electrospinning’.
The cloth-like fibers can be woven from medicine into extremely thin ‘webs’ They are then designed to dissolve after use, either within minutes or over several days.