We respect your privacy. Spermicides designed to immobilize and kill sperm before pregnancy can occur. They can be used as birth control on their own or in combination with other devices, such as condoms, diaphragms, or cervical caps.
Many over-the-counter contraceptives contain a spermicide known as nonoxynol When Lisa Rentz decided she'd had enough of birth control pills, she walked into her local drug store and picked up something different: a vaginal contraceptive film that contains the spermicide nonoxynol-9, or N She admits that she didn't read the instructions all that closely but simply assumed any over-the-counter product was safe.
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Vaginal contraceptive film VCF is a super thin, hormone-free film that is inserted into the vagina where it dissolves and delivers nonoxynol-9, a chemical that kills sperm spermicide. You can buy VCF films without a prescription, and they are to be used every time you have intercourse. Some condoms are even coated with the spermicide.
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Spermicides contain chemicals to stop sperm from getting to an egg. They come in several different forms: cream, gel, foam, film, and suppositories. Spermicides can be used alone but are more effective when used with another birth control methodsuch as condoms or a diaphragm.
Jump to navigation. Spermicides have been used as birth control for thousands of years. Studies have recently looked at how well they work to prevent pregnancy and whether women like them. Spermicides contain an active ingredient usually nonoxynol-9 and something to disperse the product, such as foam or vaginal suppository pessary.