Vaginal contraceptive film is a paper-thin film that has a spermicide in it. A woman can place it in her vagina on or near the cervix (the entrance to the uterus), where the film dissolves in seconds. The spermicide in it works for one to three hours.
You should wait at least 15 minutes after inserting the film before having sex. And you must use a new film each time you have intercourse.
How Effective Is It?
As long as you use the film consistently -- and the right way -- it’s 74%-94% effective. That means that out of 100 women who rely on it alone, six to 26 will get pregnant in a typical year.
Where Can I Get Vaginal Contraceptive Film?
It’s available without a prescription in most drugstores.