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A 25-year-old female asked:

how long is spermicide film effective?

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Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Few hours : It is suppose to be used before having sex. Longer it stays inside of you it will be ineffective.

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