How effective is spermicide?
Spermicide used alone is about 70% to 80% effective. Spermicide condoms prevent pregnancy 87% of the time with typical use.
Is spermicide safe for the vagina?
Spermicide is totally safe for most people. However, the chemical in most spermicides, nonoxynol-9, has some risks. If you use it many times a day, it can irritate your vagina and increase your risk of HIV and other STDs. That’s because when your vagina is irritated it’s easier for infections to get inside your body.
How effective is VCF?
VCF is 94% effective. This means that if 100 people used VCF correctly for one year, only 6 people would get pregnant. Because VCF may be used incorrectly, it is closer to 72% effective with typical use. If you use VCF incorrectly, your risk of pregnancy increases.
What is the chances of getting pregnant with Precum?
The odds of getting pregnant from precum are very small. As mentioned above, it’s estimated that 4 in 100 women will get pregnant using the withdrawal method correctly. Even if the man pulls out and ejaculates away from the vagina or vulva area, there is a 4% chance that pregnancy may result.
Do you have to wash out spermicide?
When using a spermicide, douching within 6 to 8 hours after the last sexual intercourse (even with just water) may stop the spermicide from working properly. Also, washing or rinsing the vaginal or rectal area may wash the spermicide away before it has had time to work properly.
Is Vaseline a spermicidal?
Vaseline, or petroleum jelly, is an oil based ointment that people can use to moisturize and soften dry skin. Although Vaseline may work as a sexual lubricant, it can damage latex condoms and increase the risk of infection and unintended pregnancy. However, it is not advisable to use Vaseline as a sexual lubricant.
How does VCF gel work?
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. They are intended to be used every time you have intercourse.
Does VCF taste bad?
Has no taste, and you don’t feel anything.. It is the perfect form of birth control.
Is Vaseline a spermicide?
Petroleum jelly “If you are trying to conceive then you should definitely avoid using petroleum jellies since they act as a spermicidal”, warns Dr Siddhartha.