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Doctor insights on: Spermicidal Foam

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Does spermicide foam not work if the guy is using KY jelly?

Does spermicide foam not work if the guy is using KY jelly?

If you have to ask..: Spermicides are notoriously ineffective in preventing pregnancy - whether lubrication is used or not. If you are asking i presume you know this already.. ...Read more

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Which spermcide is best to use gel jelly or foam?

Either: Whichever is more comfortable for you is fine. They are both equally effective when used per directions on the container. ...Read more

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Which spermcide is best gel or foam?

Which spermcide is best gel or foam?

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 more

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Sex ok without condoms on contraceptive sponge?

Doesn't prevent stds: As a contraceptive, the sponge has a high single event contraceptive rate, but as a long term strategy is associated with a fairly high failure rate (approx 20% over a year's time ). The sponge is not a reliable barrier to std transmission. ...Read more

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Will vaginal foam used with pull-out prevent pregnancy?

Will vaginal foam used with pull-out prevent pregnancy?

Contraception: Vaginal foam with withdrawal method should prevent pregnancy. Like any barrier method is has approximately a 20% failure rate. ...Read more

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How effective is spermcidial condoms an spermcidial gel or foam used to gather if i'm not on birthcontrol?

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

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Contraceptive jelly work like a personal lube?

Contraceptive jelly work like a personal lube?

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

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Can using condoms with spermicidal lubricant cause an infection?

Can using condoms with spermicidal lubricant cause an infection?

Doubtful: Maybe irritation but less likely an infection. Get checked if you are having too much discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I use spermicide as contraception? Is spermicide a good form of contraception?

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 more

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Do polyurethane condoms rally work as well as latex condoms?

Not really: Studies of the effectiveness of latex vs polyurethane condoms demonstrated that non-latex condoms are not as effective (higher slippage & breakage rate) as latex condoms. But they are considered an effective substitute for someone with latex allergies. ...Read more

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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 more

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Does Trojan condoms have spermicide in them?

Does Trojan condoms have spermicide in them?

Condoms: Not allTrojan's contain spermicide. The boxes are usually labeled if they contain spermicide ...Read more

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Does KY gel delay ejaculation?

No: There is no relationship to ejaculation other than possibly decreased friction. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are vcf spermicide strips?

Doctors, what are vcf spermicide strips?

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

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam as effective as liquid?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) foam as effective as liquid?

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

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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?

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?

About 95%: Most barrier methods of birth control are about 95% effective if used every time you have intercourse. You can bump that to 98-99% if your partner uses a condom as well. Of course the only way to prevent infection is for him to use condoms. ...Read more

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Could durex condoms contain benzene?

Could durex condoms contain benzene?

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

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I had sex with my gf Sunday. Her period starts next week. I peed before. I pent rated but shortly after we put in spermicidal foam. Can she be prego?

I had sex with my gf Sunday. Her period starts next week. I peed before. I pent rated but shortly after we put in spermicidal foam. Can she be prego?

Maybe: Couples who have sex tend to make babies. That's how we humans are designed (so we don't go extinct). Anyway, a home urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Can you use a spermacide with an iud?

Can you use a spermacide with an iud?

Yes, but not needed: Iud is high effective in reducing/preventing pregancy, and so spermicide is not typically needed. As you probably already know, using condom (which often contains spermicide) is advisable to reduce risks of std transmission and it is safe to use on women who have an iud in place. Iud only reduces/prevents pregnancy, not std...Thus adding a condom, with/out spermicide is advisable... ...Read more

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Is there a cure for spermicidal allergy?

Is there a cure for spermicidal allergy?

Not using it: If you are allergic to something, the best approach is avoidance. ...Read more

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How good is using a spermicidal condom and pulling out?

Effective...: ... But never a guarantee. I assume that is what you are asking for, and unfortunately all it takes is one 'fast one'. Condoms can fall off, and chances are in the heat of the moment you may not even realize it. ...Read more

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How well does a spermicidal condom work if it breaks before ejaculation?

How well does a spermicidal condom work if it breaks before ejaculation?

Less: The purpose of a condom is Barrier Contraceptive. Preventing the sperm from getting to the reproductive tract. If the condom breaks at the time of ejaculation it lost its most important function. The small amount of spermicidal gel may help a little but unfortunately the major goal of the condom was lost and you are at much greater risk for pregnancy. If within 72 hours -> Plan B meds for her. ...Read more

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Plan b facts/ spermicidal condom facts, can you tell me how effective they are?

Plan b facts/ spermicidal condom facts, can you tell me how effective they are?

Plan B/ condom: Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. Consistent & correct use of condoms has a 98 % rate of efficacy in preventing pregnancy. However, ...Read more

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Can spermicidal condoms cause long-term infertility?

Can spermicidal condoms cause long-term infertility?

No. Not at all. : Condoms/spermicidal agents (nonoxynal-9) have never been associated with either male or female infertility. The substance is safe, and effective. ...Read more

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Can I use a thin spermicidal lubricant condom for your first time?

Condom is good idea : A condom is a good idea and the spermicidal part is good. Protection against pregnancy when used correctly and every time is about 98% with a condom. ...Read more

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Can using condoms with spermicidal lubricant cause an infection?

Doubtful: Maybe irritation but less likely an infection. Get checked if you are having too much discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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I did not wait 10 minutes after inserting the spermacide, but I started birth control 10 days ago. Do i need plan b?

I did not wait 10 minutes after inserting the spermacide, but I started birth control 10 days ago. Do i need plan b?

Depends : Whether or not u need Plan B depends in part on where u were in ur menstrual cycle when u started your pills.If this was a start at any time other than the week after ur period started, Plan B would be a good idea but if u started it within that first week, u should be fine.Understand that if u take Plan B u will have irregular/abnormal bleeding even on the pill and should just keep taking them ...Read more

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Pull out + spermicidal film how effective? We don't have intercourse only rub after she arrives to climax sex ends. I have never ejaculated near her.

Pull out + spermicidal film how effective? We don't have intercourse only rub
 after she arrives to climax sex ends. I have never ejaculated near her.

Not effective: This not effective for birth control. Before ejaculation, there is some discharge from the penis to lubricate the urethra - this may contain sperm. Spermicidal film is good but not foolproof. ...Read more

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Had sex, with spermicidal lube and condom. Also on pill; don't always take at same time. Condom came off in me. 2 days later spotting. Should i worry?

Had sex, with spermicidal lube and condom. Also on pill; don't always take at same time. Condom came off in me. 2 days later spotting. Should i worry?

Possible: Any time you have sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy. If you use condoms and an effective birth control (such as the pill), you will decrease the risk, but it is never 0% chance (unless you don't have sex at all!) . It sounds like you are taking reasonable precautions, but you should try to take your pill on a regular schedule. ...Read more

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I use condoms with spermacide and she uses birth control pills possibility of pregnany?

I use condoms with spermacide and she uses birth control pills possibility of pregnany?

Birth control...: If she is taking her birth control as prescribed and does not miss any days and with the added method the probability should less than 1%. ...Read more

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I used a spermicidal lubricant this week. My vagina is now itching, red, and I have a yellowish water like discharge. Am I allergic?

I used a spermicidal lubricant this week. My vagina is now itching, red, and I have a yellowish water like discharge. Am I allergic?

Allergic rxn: There is a definite chance that you are allergic, all of the symptoms are consistent with that. However, the yellowish discharge is a bit more concerning. If it doesnt resolve when the redness and itching subsides, see a gyn for further testing for infections. ...Read more

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Pull out + spermicidal film i never have intercourse i only rub my penis against her vagina and after she arrives to climax i take it off .?

Pull out + spermicidal film

i never have intercourse i only rub my penis against her vagina and after she arrives to climax i take it off .?

Question?: What's your question? If you are asking about pregnancy risk, it can still happen from the "precum". The spermicide reduces this risk, however. But, unless you know for sure that both are faithful and monogamous, you put yourself at increased risk of stds as well. ...Read more

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If I have sex with a spermicidal condom but i did not ejaculate fully and of course i had pre ejaculate. Will that spermicide kill all of the precum?

If I have sex with a spermicidal condom but i did not ejaculate fully and of course i had  pre ejaculate. Will that spermicide kill all of the precum?

Spermacidal condo: 21 M asks: If I have sex with a spermicidal condom but i did not ejaculate fully and of course i had pre ejaculate. Will that spermicide kill all of the precu. ANS: Don't bet a pregnancy on this issue. Time will tell is my best answer. ...Read more