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Spermicide - Vaginal Contraceptives

Spermicide is a contraceptive method that immobilizes sperm. It can bebought over-the-counter. Vaginal contraceptives are available in several forms: spermicidal jelly, cream, foam, tablets, suppositories, the sponge, and film.

Spermicide
Spermicide is an OTC birth control method that immobilizes sperm.

Types of Spermicide
Spermicides are barrier birth control methods that are bought over the counter. Once inserted, these contraceptives kill sperm. Vaginal spermicides are available in several forms: spermicidal jelly, cream, foam, tablets, suppositories, sponge and film. Spermicide is inserted into the vagina just before sex to prevent pregnancy.

VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film
Vaginal contraceptive film (or VCF) is a hormone-free, 2X2-inch thin sheet of film that acts as a barrier to immobilize sperm. VCF contains the spermicide Nonoxynol-9 that kills sperm on contact. VCF can be inserted 15 minutes before sex, dissolves completely and can last for 3 hours. This is considered to be a safe and effective contraceptive,...

Nonoxynol-9
Is N-9 safe? Discover the uses for this spermicide as well as its possible pitfalls.

The Today Sponge
Information about the Today Sponge as a method of contraception is presented as well as some of the advantages, disadvantages, reliability, effectiveness, cost, and risks. Everything you need to know about the sponge birth control method and the benefits of the Today Sponge as a barrier, over-the-counter method of birth control.

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