Protection is made to safeguard from unwanted pregnancy but an effort from a South African doctor, Donnet Ehler has created a condom, Rape-Axe, which has teeth, literally to fight for the Rape Victims.
This specially designed condom is aimed to fight against rape can put a man into trouble if he tries to force himself upon a female. The condom has jagged teeth like hooks that latch on man’s penis during penetration and once attached only doctor can open it. Any force used to get rid of the deadly condom will result in further tightening. And this is what it looks like:
How does it work ?
The Rape-aXe system consists of a latex sheath, which contains razor-sharp barbs. The device is worn in her vagina like a tampon. When the attacker attempts vaginal penetration the barbs attach themselves to the penis, causing great discomfort. The device must be surgically removed, which will result in the positive identification of the attacker and subsequent arrest
One of the major benefits of the Rape-aXe system is the fact that it helps in the prevention of the rape victim contracting an STD like HIV. An additional benefit of the anti rape condom is the fact that it helps in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies resulting from rape.
This protection will definitely help women safeguard a lot and in India where thousands of rape victim aren’t even reported can be a boon. The only concern will be will it be accepted by the families and how much will it cost.