Monday, June 21, 2010

Doctor Designs Condom With 'Teeth' to Catch Rapists

A South African doctor who has treated more rape victims that she'd like to, has come up with an idea she hopes will deter men from sexually assaulting women.
A female condom with jagged "teeth" that grip a man's penis is the latest device developed to catch rapists in South Africa, CNN reported Sunday. South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers is distributing the condom -- called Rape-aXe -- for free during the World Cup, in a country with one of the worst rape rates in the world. The condom is inserted by women like a tampon and its jagged teeth-like hooks inside attach to a man's penis during intercourse. Once it grabs hold, only a doctor can remove it. Ehlers hoped this will help authorities to catch offenders. "It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it's on," Ehlers said. "If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter... however, it doesn't break the skin, and there's no danger of fluid exposure."
After the trial period they will be sold for US$2 each.

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