Bill Gates Challenges Designers To Create Better Condoms
The entries are starting to roll in for the charitable foundation's competition.
Condoms: they’re cheap and accessible, easy to make, and, aside from abstinence, they’re one of the most effective means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy. However, none of these features matter when condoms go unused.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s recent challenge has called on everyone and anyone to design the next generation condom to make it more effective, and more widely used. The main goal is posed as:
What if we could develop a condom that would provide all the benefit of our current versions, without the drawbacks? Even better, what if we could develop one that was preferred to no condom?