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What are spermicides?

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Spermicides are foams, jellies, tablets, creams, suppositories, or dissolvable films. Chemicals within the spermicide destroy the sperm, preventing it from fertilizing an egg. Most spermicides use the chemical nonoxynol-9.

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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