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How can you use the birth control sponge?

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First, the woman moistens the sponge with water. Then she places it into her vagina. It must stay there for at least 6 hours, and come out after no more than 30 hours. There’s a loop on the sponge to make it easier to take out.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Contraceptive Sponge."

womenshealth.gov: "Birth control methods fact sheet."

MedlinePlus: "Vaginal sponge and spermicides."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Contraceptive Sponge."

womenshealth.gov: "Birth control methods fact sheet."

MedlinePlus: "Vaginal sponge and spermicides."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 10, 2017

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