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18th Dec 2017

The world’s first flushable pregnancy test is finally here

It has not been updated in 30 years

It was last updated in 1987.

Yep, it’s been a full 30 years since your regular pregnancy test got an upgrade.

Tech company, Lia Diagnostics, which is run by women, is hoping to launch the biodegradable pregnancy test next year

The new design, which has 99 percent accuracy, is made from the same plant-based material as toilet paper, so you never have to worry about throwing it out.

And as many are pointing out, let’s just say the Friends storyline where Rachel finds out she’s pregnant during Monica and Chandler’s wedding would have turned out very differently.

If you’re a fan of the show, Rachel’s pregnancy test was discovered in a bin and Phoebe had to pretend she was pregnant because Rachel wasn’t ready to break the news to Ross yet.

If Rachel had a flushable pregnancy test, that storyline would have been non-existent, really.

Anyway, the founder of Lia Diagnostic, Bethany Edwards, told TechCrunch: “It’s been the same stick test since 1987, and that’s kind of crazy.

“What we’ve done here is essentially creating a new category of water-dispersible, biodegradable diagnostics.”

She added: “This is just the start for us.”

The flushable pregnancy test is planned to be featured on Amazon early next year, with prices starting around €9.