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What are the disadvantages of the contraceptive sponge?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: High failure rate

The failure rate within the first year for patients who have never had a baby before is 9-16%.
For patients who have had a baby, the failure rate is 26-30%. If your are looking for non-hormonal contraception, i would recommend an iud or diaphragm.

In brief: High failure rate

The failure rate within the first year for patients who have never had a baby before is 9-16%.
For patients who have had a baby, the failure rate is 26-30%. If your are looking for non-hormonal contraception, i would recommend an iud or diaphragm.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not effective

It has a very high failure rate compared to other methods.

In brief: Not effective

It has a very high failure rate compared to other methods.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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