A 38-year-old member asked:
When should you remove the contraceptive sponge?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Gynecology 36 years experience
6 hours: The contraceptive sponge must be left in place for at least 6 hours after your last sex act. It can be left in the vagina for up to 24 hours even with multiple acts of intercourse. It’s approximately 85% effective, similar to condoms or a diaphragm at protecting against an unplanned pregnancy. Contrast that with birth control pills which are about 95% and the IUD 99% effective.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How could I use the contraceptive sponge?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Good option!: The sponge is a good option for a non-hormonal/barrier form of contraception. It is about 90% effective...If used correctly! easy to use. Single use only (~$3.00 each). Comfortable for you & your partner. Comes with the spermicide embedded in the sponge so less "messy". Can be placed up to 24 hours prior & must be left in place for at least 6 hours after last vaginal intercourse. Diaphragm?
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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