A Sh12,000 condom has been helping couples have children


A £100 (Sh12,000) condom has been developed to help couples have children.

The device – called The Stork – uses a condom-like sheath to collect sperm which is then transferred into the female by using an applicator similar to a tampon.

The kit has a success rate of 20%, and at £100, is a far cheaper alternative to IVF treatment which can cost around£5,000.

Women’s health expert, Doctor Catherine Hood, said: “The beauty of this technology is that it is non-invasive, can be performed in the privacy of the couples’ home and is much cheaper than comparable treatment offered by private fertility clinics.”

Meanwhile, a consultant gynaecologist and reproductive specialist has dubbed The Stork as “beneficial”.

Professor Nick Raine-Fenning said: “The results from this clinical study are significant as they show The Stork can deliver three times more sperm to the cervix compared to natural intercourse.

“This could be beneficial for couples experiencing common fertility difficulties such as low sperm count and motility problems.”

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