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How effective is contraceptive gel?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Varies

The theroretical or "perfect" use of a contraceptive gel or cream should approach 85-90 % but actual use is closer to 75-80%.
The difference results from variance in use, how long was it in, how long did intercourse last, was intercourse repeated without re-using gel? An individual woman's anatomy may play a factor. A tilted uterus may hide the cervix from the chemical barrier of the gel.

In brief: Varies

The theroretical or "perfect" use of a contraceptive gel or cream should approach 85-90 % but actual use is closer to 75-80%.
The difference results from variance in use, how long was it in, how long did intercourse last, was intercourse repeated without re-using gel? An individual woman's anatomy may play a factor. A tilted uterus may hide the cervix from the chemical barrier of the gel.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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