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Spermicide (Overview)

Inserted into the vagina that kills sperms.


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Is spermicide irritating?

Is spermicide irritating?

Can be: You may be allergic to or irritated by the chemicals in the spermicide. If persists, use a different method of birth control. ...Read more

Spermicide (Overview)

Inserted into the vagina that kills sperms.


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How effective is spermicide?

Yes, very often: Spermicidal foams, gels, and films when used alone without a condom have a significantly high pregnancy rate. In other words, if 100 women were using a spermicide alone as their only means of contraception, approximately 20 would be pregnant in one year. ...Read more

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What is the pH of spermicide?

What is the pH of spermicide?

Here are some. ..: There are too many spermicides around. Do you refer to the ones used for contraception? Would you please why you ask this Qs, out of curiosity or clinical relevance? ...Read more

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How effective is using spermicide and he pull out method?

Without condom?: Without a condom, I would not trust this method to prevent pregnancy. Sperm are released before climax -- not as many as in climax. But still present enough to create pregnancy. Spermicide + condom is better. ...Read more

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How can you test if I am allergic or sensitive to spermicide?

How can you test if I am allergic or sensitive to spermicide?

Allergy patch test: Make an appointment to see an allergist and bring the spermicide as well as any barrier methods typically used for contraception. An allergist can review the ingredients and check for latex allergy. After hearing your health history, the course of the symptoms, there is scratch and patch allergy testing available to identify the offending agent. Also, this may lead to recommended agents. ...Read more

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How long is spermicide film effective?

Few hours: It is suppose to be used before having sex. Longer it stays inside of you it will be ineffective. ...Read more

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How can you test if I am allergic to spermicide?

Patch test: If the symptoms did not start until at least 24 hours after the exposure, a skin patch test may be helpful in determining whether you are allergic to the spermicide or not. ...Read more

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What are vcf spermicide strips? How do they work?

What are vcf spermicide strips? How do they work?

It is a...: ... A specially designed contraceptive as vaginal contraceptive film, VCF, in which the spermicide, nonoxynol-9, is formulated in a film form so to insert into vagina easily about 30 minutes before intercourse. Inside the vagina, it melt with vaginal secretion and ready to immobilize sperms in contact. It is easy to use, no mess, but come with a low success of some 75% in a one-year use. ...Read more

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Has anybody ever used spermicides before and gotten preggers?

Yes, very often: Spermicidal foams, gels, and films when used alone without a condom have a significantly high pregnancy rate. In other words, if 100 women were using a spermicide alone as their only means of contraception, approximately 20 would be pregnant in one year. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of spermicide combined with the pill?

Here are some. ..: Birth control pill prevents estrogrn mid-cycle peaking leading to no ovulation and spermicide kills sperms. Together, both doubtlessly synergize birth control effect better than that from each individually, but still never bringing a 100% guaranty. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a baby who was conceived on spermicide have defects?

Not from it...: Spermicide is designed to kill sperm. Even if it fails to do so and pregnancy occurs, multiple studies have shown that it does not affect the risk of birth defects of miscarriages. So, the chances of having either would the same as any other normal pregnancy. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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How do I know if I am allergic or irritated to the spermicide before we use them for sex?

No way to tell: There is no way to tell. If this is an "emergency" situation, ask him to use a condom if you are really anxious over it. Then test it on yourself later on to see if you can tolerate the spermicide. By the way, using a condom also reduces the risk for std (when spermicide doesn't) and you should consider this if you don't know him well enough. ...Read more

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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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Should I use a spermicide with the condom?

Should I use a spermicide with the condom?

Maybe: Be aware many people are sensitive to the spermicides used. This can cause itching, redness etc. ...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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How effectively do condoms + spermicide work?

How effectively do condoms + spermicide work?

Here are some...: Theoretically, a 99% success could be expected, but still lack solid data to reveal the success rate of contraception with condom+spermicide. Hence, still do HPT in a wk after missing period and repeat it in another wk if the first HPT is (-) & still in doubt since no known contraceptive has ever reached 100% success. More on contraception? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/sexcontraception. Html. ...Read more

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Is there a spermicide that doesn't contain nonoxynol 9?

Spermacide: I don't believe that there is a spermicide on the market that doesn't contain nonoxynol9. Years ago they used to contain mercury. ...Read more

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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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Is there another spermicide that does not contain nonoxynol-9?

Yes.: The other detergent-spermicide used in non-prescription contraceptives in the U.S. Is octoxynol. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is condom and spermicide enough protection?

Possible: Used correctly and used together, condoms and spermicides have a failure rate of 5% to about 20%. There are more effective forms of birth control available. ...Read more

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What is the availability of withdrawal, vaginal sponges, and spermicide?

Readily: Withdrawal is always available; sponges and spermicide are available in most drug stores and even some supermarkets. ...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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How long does it take for bith control to become affective, and you not longer need to use condoms or spermicide?

1 good cylcle: Give the birth control one good cycle, but you should be aware that birth control pills may prevent pregnany, but not std's that the other methods will. ...Read more

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Could spermicides increase risk of cancer?

Could spermicides increase risk of cancer?

No: Chemicals that actually cause cancer are the ones that are capable of mutating genes. You're not going to find this stuff in spermicides. Anybody can do a junk-science study or a make a 'pop' claim by asking questions that invite selective memory -- 'Oh NOW I remember! It MUST have been the spermicide' -- ignore these, and take care of your personal health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What happens to spermicide after having sex?

What happens to spermicide after having sex?

Not absorbed to any: Not much is aabsorbed. It is degraded by vaginal bacteria. Vaginal cleansing would be the fastest way, just using plain water! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a spermicide with the condom?

Is it safe to use a spermicide with the condom?

Yes: Spermicide will make condoms more effective and are safe to use. Allergic reactions to spermicide are rare, but test a bit on your arm before you use it. Not an easy place to have an allergic reaction! ...Read more