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June 24, 2010 1:06 PM Subscribe
Toothed female condom
posted by sio42 (186 comments total)
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unveiled in South Africa. South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse.
"She looked at me and said, 'If only I had teeth down there,'" recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. "I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day."
more from the article...
"It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it's on," she said. "If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter... however, it doesn't break the skin, and there's no danger of fluid exposure."
Women take drastic measures to prevent rape in South Africa, Ehlers said, with some wearing extra tight biker shorts and others inserting razor blades wrapped in sponges in their private parts.
Human Rights Watch Report about violence against women in South Africa
BBC Africa news article
about the survey discussed in the article about the doctor. "One in four South African men questioned in a survey said they had raped someone, and nearly half of them admitted more than one attack."
South Africa Medical Research Council
reports on rape in South Africa, including the aforementioned survey about rape.
I figure folks will pull out more salient quotes from various things. It's all a little much and I just want to keep posting quotes from everything.