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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