spermicide


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spermicide

any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa
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The effectiveness of barrier forms of contraception can be increased when used with spermicide.
Prescription-only barrier methods in the FDA guide include the diaphragm and the cervical cap, both used with spermicide.
Knowing that she and her boyfriend Derek have relied on condoms and spermicide, she wonders what other types of birth control she and Derek could be thinking about.
Hence the objective of this study was to isolate the protein from these extracts and to study its effects on sperm in vitro in comparison with nonoxynol-9, a known spermicide.
Neem extract: Neem extracts can be a good spermicide. The injection of minute quantities of neem oil into the vas deferens has been successfully tested as an alternative to vasectomy.
"Conceptrol spermicide has a loyal customer base," Kaplan says, "but we're making it more relevant, fun and desirable for new generations of younger women.
Other people are allergic to the spermicide used in some condoms.
If it's stored correctly (in a cool, dry place) a condom without any spermicide will probably last about five years from the date of manufacture.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers to include a warning label on all over-the-counter, stand-alone vaginal contraceptive and spermicide products containing nonoxynol 9, saying that the chemical does not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
A widely used spermicide may increase a woman's risk of contracting human papillomavirus from a sex partner, a study in mice suggests.
A pre-clinical study compared cytotoxicity (cell-damaging effect) and anti-HIV activity of lemon and lime juice to that of the spermicide nonoxynol-9 (N-9).