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Now, a female condom that wards off STD

London: Researchers have developed a female condom that not only provides contraception but can also protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and conveniently dissolves gradually over a few days.Researchers at the University of Washington (UW)
IANS December 12, 2012 7:26 IST
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London: Researchers have developed a female condom that not only provides contraception but can also protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and conveniently dissolves gradually over a few days.



Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) developed the condom from tiny microfibres through a method called 'electrospinning'. They are then designed to dissolve after use, either within minutes or over several days.

Not only would the condom block sperm, it could time-release a potent mix of anti-HIV drugs and hormonal contraceptives, the Daily Mail reported.