Can spermicide be purchased over-the-counter?

Can spermicide be purchased over-the-counter?

Spermicides and vaginal sponges are two over-the-counter birth control methods used during sex to prevent pregnancy. Over-the-counter means that they can be purchased without a prescription.

How effective are spermicide inserts?

But using spermicide perfectly is hard, so in reality about 28 out of 100 people who use spermicide become pregnant every year — that means spermicide is 72% effective at preventing pregnancy. Using spermicide alone isn’t the most effective way to prevent pregnancy, but it’s better than using no birth control at all.

How can I get spermicide?

Spermicide is sold over-the-counter online and at pharmacies, drugstores, and some supermarkets and grocery stores. You can also find spermicides at some family planning clinics and Planned Parenthood health centers. You don’t need a prescription and there are no age restrictions — anybody can buy spermicide.

Which spermicide is best?

A quick look at the best spermicide products

  • Best for accessibility: Trojan Ultra Thin Spermicidal Lubricant Condoms.
  • Best bulk option: Trojan ENZ Armor Spermicidal Lubricant Condoms.
  • Best for an enhanced experience: Trojan Ultra Ribbed Spermicidal Lubricant Condoms.
  • Best portable option: VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film.

Do you need a prescription for spermicides?

Is there a lube that kills sperm?

Spermicidal Lubricants Spermicide is a kind of birth control that helps to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg or kills the sperm. Spermicidal lube is a product that may help to prevent fertilization during intercourse.

Is water a spermicide?

Water is not a spermicide. While chlorine makes for a hostile environment for sperm (and latex), it will not kill sperm right away. While men who spend a lot of time in hot tubs tend to have lower sperm counts, the hot water cannot be relied upon as birth control.

Does KY Jelly have spermicide?

KY Jelly is sold as a lubricant, not a spermicide.

What should I drink to avoid pregnant?

What drinks should be avoided during pregnancy?

  • Alcohol.
  • Unpasteurized milk.
  • Unpasteurized juices.
  • Caffeinated beverages.
  • Sugary sodas.
  • Drinks with artificial sweeteners, like diet soda.

Can lemon juice flush out sperm?

Short says a solution of 10 per cent lemon juice produced a 1000-fold reduction in HIV activity in a lab sample. And half a teaspoon of the juice wiped out two teaspoons of sperm in 30 seconds. The high acidity of the juice is responsible for killing HIV and sperm.

What are vaginal spermicides and how do they work?

Vaginal spermicides are a type of contraceptive (birth control). These products are inserted into the vagina before any genital contact occurs or sexual intercourse begins.

What is the active ingredient in spermicide?

Most spermicide products contain the active ingredient called nonoxynol-9. This ingredient prevents pregnancy by either blocking the cervix or killing sperm. The types of spermicide products work in slightly different ways.

How many types of spermicide are there?

The 6 Types of Spermicide. 1 Spermicidal Foam. Contraceptive foam comes in an aerosol can, with an applicator, and is the same consistency of mousse hair-styling products. After 2 Contraceptive Film. 3 Spermicidal Jelly. 4 Contraceptive Inserts, Tablets, or Suppositories. 5 Spermicidal Creams and Gels.

What are contraceptive inserts and suppositories?

Contraceptive Inserts, Tablets, or Suppositories. These methods are solid forms of concentrated spermicide that melt into a foam. Inserts or suppositories are about half an inch long and less than a quarter inch wide. The suppository needs to be inserted in the vagina (and as close to the cervix as possible).