Consumers International wants international testing standards for synthetic condoms implepmented. Among the reasons for its request:
* Manufacturers must conform to varying national standards, where they exist;
* Some evidence points to synthetic condoms being less effective than latex versions; and
* Testing is needed to address the effectiveness of synthetic condoms.
The consumer watchdog also would like to see some changes for latex condoms:
* wants stronger global standards;
* wants labels changed to include length and circumference measurements; and
* wants shelf life reduced to three years from five.