Made from a medical grade material typically used as a dressing for wounds and wounds, the condom has an adhesive to attach to the vagina or penis.
Malaysian gynecologist John Tang Ing Chinh says he hopes the invention will improve sexual health in his country.
The adhesive is only applied to one side of the condom, he said, so it can be reversed and used by both sexes.
Condoms are made from polyurethane, a material found in transparent dressings, which is both thin and flexible, but also strong and waterproof.
“Once you put it on, you often don’t realize it’s there,” Mr. Tang said, referring to the bandages made from this material.
“Based on the number of clinical trials we have conducted, I am quite optimistic that over time this will be a significant addition to the many contraceptive methods used in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases,” he said. he added.
Mr. Tang described the Wondaleaf unisex condom as “essentially a regular condom with an adhesive coating … which attaches to the vagina or penis, as well as covering the adjacent area for additional protection.”
Each box of Wondaleaf contains two condoms and will cost 14.99 ringgit ($ 3.61). The average price of a dozen condoms in Malaysia is 20 to 40 ringgits.
After several rounds of clinical trials, Tang expects the product to be available online in December.