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How effective are spermicides?

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Although spermicides can be used alone, they are more effective when combined with a condom or diaphragm. Spermicides used alone are about 70% to 80% effective, but when used together and properly, spermicides and condoms are about 97% effective in preventing pregnancy.

From: Guide to Spermicide WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Family Planning Services of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. EngenderHealth.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

SOURCES: Family Planning Services of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. EngenderHealth.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

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