Malaysia Prepares to Launch World’s First Unisex Condom

The name of the condom was “Wondaleaf Unisex Condom”. John Tang Ing Ching, its creator, said he came up with the condom idea because he was very concerned about the high rate of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

A box of Unisex Wondaleaf Condoms at a factory in Sibu, Malaysia October 7, 2021. (Photo: Twin Catalyst via REUTERS)

A box of Unisex Wondaleaf Condoms at a factory in Sibu, Malaysia October 7, 2021. (Photo: Twin Catalyst via REUTERS)

The man who works as a gynecologist and obstetrician every day sees the need for alternative contraceptives, given the side effects and the high cost of hormonal contraception for women. He then developed his condom idea through the Twin Catalyst company.

Condoms are made of the same material as transparent wound dressings which are thin, flexible and provide protection. Tang said, because of its adhesive ability, the condom doesn’t come off easily, making it a safer form of contraception, reversible, and can be inserted into the vagina or applied to cover the penis.

Tang is optimistic that the condom will be in great demand.

“Based on the numerous clinical trials we have conducted, I am quite optimistic that these condoms are a significant addition to the many contraceptive methods used in the prevention of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. With condom unisex Wondaleaf is non-discriminatory, everyone can be empowered to take responsibility for their sexual health, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.”

Tang said the product would be commercially available via his company’s website from December. Each Wondaleaf box contains two condoms, priced at 14.99 ringgit or $3.61. The average price for a dozen condoms in Malaysia is 20-40 ringgit. [ab/uh]

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