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Does spermicide affect baby?

Does spermicide affect baby?

No. Good evidence shows that spermicides will not cause birth defects or otherwise harm the fetus if a woman becomes pregnant while using spermicides or accidentally uses spermicides when she is already pregnant.

What is encare birth control?

Abstract. PIP: The effectiveness and side effects of Encare Oval, a vaginal contraceptive containing the spermicide Nonoxynol-9, were investigated in 50 fertile women ages 18-40 years. Patients were interviewed at admission to the study and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months.

How effective is VCF spermicide?

When the VCF is used perfectly, this method is 85 – 90% effective in protecting against pregnancy.

Is Phexxi a spermicide?

Phexxi isn’t a spermicide, but you use it in a similar way: you put Phexxi in your vagina before sex, and it helps stop sperm from getting to an egg. Phexxi prevents pregnancy by lowering the pH in your vagina when sperm is there.

Who should not use a spermicides?

Your health care provider may discourage use of spermicide if: You’re at high risk of contracting HIV , or you have HIV or AIDS. You have frequent urinary tract infections. You’re at high risk of pregnancy — you’re younger than age 30 or you have sex three or more times a week.

Who should use Phexxi?

About Phexxi ® Phexxi (pronounced FEX-ee, like sexy!) is a non-hormonal prescription vaginal gel used to prevent pregnancy in females who choose to use an on-demand method of birth control. Phexxi is only effective when used immediately before (or up to 1 hour before) each act of vaginal sex.

Are there any side effects to taking EMKO?

Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Emko. Applies to nonoxynol 9 topical: vaginal film, vaginal foam, vaginal gel, vaginal suppository What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

What is the active ingredient in EMKO gel?

Emko is a vaginal gel that minimizes the chance of an unplanned pregnancy by immobilizing sperm before they can fertilize an egg. It contains the active ingredient nonoxynol-9 and, like other spermicides, is typically used in conjunction with barrier methods like cervical caps and diaphragms.

How often is EMKO used as a birth control?

While Emko is relatively effective on its own (about 70-80 percent), its ability to prevent pregnancy is greatly improved when combined with other forms of birth control. Regardless of whether it’s used with barrier methods, oral contraceptives, or others, it prevents unplanned pregnancies around 97 percent of the time when used correctly.

Can a spermicide be used as a birth control?

Vaginal spermicides, when used alone, are much less effective in preventing pregnancy than birth control pills, an intrauterine device (IUD), or spermicides used together with another form of birth control, such as cervical caps, condoms, or diaphragms.