New lube prevents pregnancy and disease?

Now this is some serious contraception. A new product that’s been in the works for a while now could be a revolutionary way for women to protect themselves. Dibs!
It’s called microbicides, and it comes in the form of a cream or gel that’s inserted into the vagina before intercourse. It protects against pregnancy and STIs, including HIV. It actually mimics women’s natural lubricant as well, so would be preferable to a condom for many.
There’s 14 different versions of microbicides in the works, and 5 of those have been deemed safe enough to begin testing. One of these versions are expected to hit the market within the next three years.
If proven safe and effective, this could possibly mean millions of lives saved, especially (and obviously) considering the AIDS pandemic.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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