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June 6, 2014

11 Condom Designs Each Get $100,000 From Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting 11 condom designs with grants of $100,000 each to improve user experience, according to a foundation statement. The grants are funded through its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, which supports innovative ideas to tackle key global health and development problems.

Designs were selected based on their potential to increase condom use by improving sexual sensation and other user aspects. They include an air-infused female condom that could be faster and easier to insert, as well as a male condom made from hydrogels, a latex alternative, that could be more satisfying and deliver built-in lubrication.

Condoms are more than 98 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, but only when used consistently and correctly. About half of men who have sex with men regularly use condoms and about 30 percent of men who have sex with women use condoms regularly.

To read the statement, click here. To read an opinion from foundation staff on why they were seeking to fund ideas for better condoms, click here.

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jeton ademaj, new york, 2014-06-09 11:44:13
now THIS is good news indeed. the fact that Gates received ANY negative attention at all for this decades-overdue funding effort just proves how complacent we've all become about HIV. "just use a damn condom!" is the empty rhetoric..."let's design better condoms" is long over due realism. hopefully some of these engineering ideas result in condoms that more people want to use. anyone uncomfortable with PrEP should be applauding this Gates Foundation action.

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