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Berlin addresses need for female urinals in public restrooms

/ 12:14 PM August 12, 2017

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Oftentimes, there are longer lines in female public loos than male ones.

German officials in Berlin are now tackling the issue by proposing the development of female urinals inside public lavatories across the city.

The city’s environmental council, as per the Telegraph, has come up with “The Toilet Concept for Berlin,” which will offer an alternative sanitary fixture for women.

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Much like the male versions, each “pissoir” (urinal) will be compact and more convenient to use, but will feature a slightly different design to accommodate the female body.

Aside from female urinals, the city also looks to introduce “gender neutral” lavatories in the coming years.

“In the future urinals which can be used by all genders should be offered,” the report stated.

Furthermore, the new policies “could be a subject for the continuation of the [toilet] concept and an opportunity for Berlin to show that it is innovative,” according to the news outlet.

A similar “Girly Urinal” was first proposed in 2004 and may become the basis for the upcoming designs.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra

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