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Condoms: Past, present, and future.

Marfatia YS, Pandya I, Mehta K - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2015 Jul-Dec)

Bottom Line: The female condom in the only female driven contraceptive method available today.Graphene and Nano lubricated condoms are new in the market and others in futuristic approach may include wearable technology/Technology driven condom and invisible Condoms.Both Correct and Consistent use of condoms needs to be promoted for HIV/STI prevention.

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Affiliation: Department of Skin and VD, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

ABSTRACT
Though many methods of prevention of STI/HIV are available, condoms remain of utmost importance. They have gone a long way from the oiled silk paper used by the Chinese and the hard sheaths made of tortoise- shell used by the Japanese to the latex condoms of today. The breakthrough came when the rubber vulcanization process was invented by Charles Goodyear and eventually the first rubber condom was made. The condom offers maximum protection( more than 90%) against HIV, Hepatitis B virus and N.Gonorrhoea. They also offer protection in scenarios when alternate sexual practices are adapted. The female condom in the only female driven contraceptive method available today. Graphene and Nano lubricated condoms are new in the market and others in futuristic approach may include wearable technology/Technology driven condom and invisible Condoms. Both Correct and Consistent use of condoms needs to be promoted for HIV/STI prevention.

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Mentions: Gut condom was invented by English army doctor Colonel Quondam, a physician and Colonel to King Charles 1 (1660-1685). He provided the King with means of preventing illegitimate offsprings and the word condom is probably a corruption of his name. Most authorities have rejected this story. The word condom first appeared in print in 1706 in a poem by Lord Belhaven and then in a book by Daniel Turner in 1717. Ferdy in 1904 proposed a French village of the condom as the source of the word, but a year later he suggested that the Latin word “condus” was the origin. Richter in 1911 proposed a Persian “Kendu” or “Kondu” as the source of the word, which means a long storage vessel made from animal intestine. The Chinese utilized oiled silk paper [Figure 3] and the Japanese used to wear hard sheaths made of tortoise-shell, horn (kabutogata), or fine leather. The original condoms were made from the animal intestine (cecum) of sheep [Figure 4], calves, and goats. The introduction of liquid latex in the mid-1930 made possible greater tensile strength and longer shelf life of 5 years instead of 3 months. In the later 1960's polyurethane was used but due to a high rupture rate, the research was discontinued.


Condoms: Past, present, and future.

Marfatia YS, Pandya I, Mehta K - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2015 Jul-Dec)

Silk condoms (Chinese)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4660551&req=5

Figure 3: Silk condoms (Chinese)
Mentions: Gut condom was invented by English army doctor Colonel Quondam, a physician and Colonel to King Charles 1 (1660-1685). He provided the King with means of preventing illegitimate offsprings and the word condom is probably a corruption of his name. Most authorities have rejected this story. The word condom first appeared in print in 1706 in a poem by Lord Belhaven and then in a book by Daniel Turner in 1717. Ferdy in 1904 proposed a French village of the condom as the source of the word, but a year later he suggested that the Latin word “condus” was the origin. Richter in 1911 proposed a Persian “Kendu” or “Kondu” as the source of the word, which means a long storage vessel made from animal intestine. The Chinese utilized oiled silk paper [Figure 3] and the Japanese used to wear hard sheaths made of tortoise-shell, horn (kabutogata), or fine leather. The original condoms were made from the animal intestine (cecum) of sheep [Figure 4], calves, and goats. The introduction of liquid latex in the mid-1930 made possible greater tensile strength and longer shelf life of 5 years instead of 3 months. In the later 1960's polyurethane was used but due to a high rupture rate, the research was discontinued.

Bottom Line: The female condom in the only female driven contraceptive method available today.Graphene and Nano lubricated condoms are new in the market and others in futuristic approach may include wearable technology/Technology driven condom and invisible Condoms.Both Correct and Consistent use of condoms needs to be promoted for HIV/STI prevention.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Skin and VD, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

ABSTRACT
Though many methods of prevention of STI/HIV are available, condoms remain of utmost importance. They have gone a long way from the oiled silk paper used by the Chinese and the hard sheaths made of tortoise- shell used by the Japanese to the latex condoms of today. The breakthrough came when the rubber vulcanization process was invented by Charles Goodyear and eventually the first rubber condom was made. The condom offers maximum protection( more than 90%) against HIV, Hepatitis B virus and N.Gonorrhoea. They also offer protection in scenarios when alternate sexual practices are adapted. The female condom in the only female driven contraceptive method available today. Graphene and Nano lubricated condoms are new in the market and others in futuristic approach may include wearable technology/Technology driven condom and invisible Condoms. Both Correct and Consistent use of condoms needs to be promoted for HIV/STI prevention.

No MeSH data available.


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