Fake condoms sold in Wandsworth

Individuals in Wandsworth have been told to be vigilant after it emerged fake condoms are being sold in the area.

According to the Wandsworth Guardian, people who use the bogus version of the prophylactic could be at a higher risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as syphilis.

Wandsworth Council's trading standards body discovered 38 packets in one shop that were not legitimate forms of protection for those having intercourse.

Councillor Sarah McDermott, a spokeswoman for the group, said: "The inferior quality of these condoms is particularly worrying from a health perspective. There is no guarantee these would protect people from unwanted pregnancies."

Anyone who suspects they have used the devices are encouraged to get tested for STIs in order to get peace of mind.

It comes after the Daily Northwestern observed wearing condoms is a good way to cut down on the risk of spreading and catching STIs.