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Neither is best.: Either one is only safe to be used in conjunction with a condom, diaphragm or other barrier method to prevent the bulk of the semen from presenting to the cervix. The spermicide is helpful only in killing off the few sperm who may escape the blockage of the other measures. Most diaphragms are marketed with a cream, so most likely is the better form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is spermcidial condoms an spermcidial gel or foam used to gather if i'm not on birthcontrol?
Best together: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/pdf/contraceptive_methods_508.pdf Individually, the failure rate is pretty high, but used properly together it's probably around 5 pregnancies per 100 women per year. ...Read more
Basically: The difference between spermicides and lubricants is whether or not they offer any contraception. Spermicides prevent pregnancy; lubricants do not. If a couple uses spermicides alone (not using condoms or another method) correctly with intercourse, about 6% will become pregnant. So, best to combine with condoms if possible to increase effectiveness. Yes, spermicides do help with lub. ...Read more
Doubtful: Maybe irritation but less likely an infection. Get checked if you are having too much discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more
Not as good as other: If 100 couples use spermicides alone for birth control for a year, 28/100 will get pregnant in typical use. Even if used perfectly, 18/100 will get pregnant. There are many other more effective methods of birth control. See http://www.Contraceptivetechnology.Org/table.Html for a chart showing contraceptive options from less to more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms just as effective for protection against STD and STI as latex condoms?
Yes: Polyurethane condoms were designed for people allergic to latex. Some people are also allergic to polyurethane and that case they can use polyisoprene condoms. They all prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria that cause HIV and STD provided they are used properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: It is another gadget for contraception, which is prepared as film made of gel and spermicide, and manually inserted to near cervix some 3-5 minutes before sex, where this film will swell to become gel with spermicide to block sperms into cervical canal and uterus. But its success is only some 94%, far behind condom at 98%. So, consider other more effective options ... ...Read more
Yes: There have been reports that the foam is more effective than the liquid, perhaps because there is more control over application directly to the scalp rather than the hair. ...Read more
I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?
Maybe: I don't know about the Durex brand specifically; however, condoms are made from latex. And latex is produced from rubber through a process called vulcanization. During this process, benzene is frequently used. Is it possible there is some residual benzene on the condoms? Possibly but it would be a very minute amount. Best wishes! ...Read more