Sex@Iowa is a sexual health blog published during the fall and spring semesters in which two University of Iowa Student Health physicians, Ann Laros, M.D. and Eric Evans, M.D. will answer questions from UI students. Questions used are selected from those submitted by UI students to the Student Health web site and from questions asked during campus presentations by Drs. Laros and Evans.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offering up to $1 million for next-generation condom.
The New York Times (11/20, Belluck, Subscription Publication, 9.61M) reports yesterday the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a contest to develop a condom that men would be interested in using. The competition focused on decreasing unexpected pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases using “a next-generation condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure.” Among the 11 winners were ideas like fish-skin condoms, condoms with pull-tabs, and one that adjusted itself to a man’s size. Winners included a longtime Indian condom manufacturer, US chemical engineers, and UK “design consultants whose previous work included vacuum cleaners.” Each received $100,000 and they could receive up to an additional $1 million after developing the ideas.