Dissolvable Fabric Could Replace Condoms

Dissolvable Fabric Could Replace Condoms
Innovation

To better protect against STDs and pregnancy, researchers have created an electrospun cloth loaded with drugs that women can insert directly.

Emma Hutchings
  • 11 december 2012

University of Washington researchers have developed a dissolvable fabric that could offer birth control while also preventing one or more STDs. The electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers offers cheap, discrete and reversible protection. It can physically block sperm or release chemical contraceptives and antivirals.

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