It is not recommended. Spermicides aren’t very effective on their own and shouldn’t be used alone as a contraceptive.
It depends. Spermicides can be used by individuals of all ages. However, some people may experience some irritation, allergic reactions, and even urinary tract infections.
Yes. Spermicide can be used at the same time as latex condoms. The spermicidal active ingredient does not attack the latex material.
Yes. Generally, spermicide needs to be left in place at least six to eight hours after sex. Do not douche or rinse the vagina for at least six hours after sex.
It depends. Some spermicides won't interact with normal soaps or body wash products, but others can become less effective when exposed to substances. Make sure that you carefully read through the given directions that come with your chosen spermicide.
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Accessed on September 6, 2016