This anti-rape condom was invented by a South African woman. Earlier this week about 19 women had been raped in the camps for flood victims in Benue state.
It was revealed that the insecurity within the camps and the lack of privacy has given rise to frequent cases of rape there. “It has become a daily occurrence in the four official camps,” a source said. The act, it was gathered, is being perpetrated by young boys and men in the camp, who have also become idle having been sacked from their farmlands.
Sonnet Ehlers said she was motivated to create it while working as a blood technician with the South African Blood Transfusion Service, during which time she met many rape victims. Ehler mentioned that she was inspired to create RAPEX (later renamed to Rape-aXe) when a patient who had been raped stated, "If only I had teeth down there."
The condom would remain attached to the attacker's body when he withdrew and could only be removed surgically, which would alert hospital staff and police. Like most condoms, Rape-aXe also usually prevents pregnancy and the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted Infections.
Would it work to reduce the incidences of rape, or at least help to identify rapists?