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Gates Foundation Contest Winners Aim to Develop "Next Generation Condoms"

November 21, 2013

The New York Times examines some of "the winners announced Wednesday by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of a contest to create a condom that men would actually use," noting, "The contest, the foundation said, aimed to decrease unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases with 'a next-generation condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure.'" According to the newspaper, "The foundation received 812 applications, chose 11 and awarded the winners $100,000 each. They could receive up to $1 million after they develop the ideas" (Belluck, 11/20). Mirror News examines the efforts of one grant recipient "to create the thinnest, strongest condoms ever" using the material "graphene mixed with an elastic polymer such as latex used in traditional condoms" (Pocklington, 11/20).

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