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$100,00 for Building a Better Condom

Money-condomBy // Deanna Martin-Osuagwu

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $100,000 for the “next generation condom.” The goal: Create an outstanding product to increase contraceptive use— which would help to curb the spread of disease. Winning ideas must use new materials, shapes and packaging to “significantly preserve or enhance pleasure.” The deadline to submit a proposal is May 7. About 80 grant recipients will be able to apply for a follow-up grant worth up to $1 million. Visit