What are spermicides?
Spermicides are foams, creams, jellies or suppositories that contain a chemical that kills sperm.
Who uses spermicides?
People who can’t or don’t want to use hormonal BC or who want BC without a prescription.
How do I use spermicides?
Spermicides are inserted into the vagina from an hour to at least 15 minutes before having sex. They are always used with another form of BC — condoms, the diaphragm or the cervical cap.
Where do I get spermicides?
You may get spermicides at the pharmacy or by visiting your local family planning clinic.
How effective are spermicides?
Spermicide are 74% effective.
Do spermicides protect against STDs?
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