Originally published on Advocate.com February 22 2008 12:00 AM ET
champion of gender equality, plans to introduce unisex
underwear for hospital patients in a move designed to save
both money and space, the project leader said
Standards Institute has developed a new boxer-style
underwear that is considered equally suitable for male
and female patients.
currently have four different models of underwear: two
for men and two for women.
Switching to one
model will save money because hospitals can buy greater
quantities at a better price, project leader Tuula
Cammersand said. It is also an issue of space.
''A lot of people
have complained that the different types take up a lot
of space because you need all the different models and in
different sizes,'' Cammersand said.
The new boxers
are expected to receive final approval in April and be
introduced before the summer, she said. (AP)