How do you use birth control foam?
Using an applicator or your fingers, insert spermicide into your vagina on or near your cervix. If you use an applicator, fill the applicator with the recommended amount of cream, gel or foam and insert it into your vagina as far as it will go.
How do you insert the contraceptive pill today?
Today Vaginal Contraceptive Sponge is inserted through the vaginal opening and placed in the deepest part of the vagina, just below the cervix. The cervix is at the bottom end of the uterus, and has a small opening through which sperm must travel to reach and fertilize the egg.
Do all condoms have spermicide?
Yes; condoms come in different sizes, styles, and shapes. Some condoms used to contain spermicides (chemicals to kill sperm), but most don’t. It’s best to use condoms without spermicide.
Is the sponge a real contraceptive?
The contraceptive sponge is a type of birth control (contraceptive) that prevents sperm from entering the uterus. It is soft and disk-shaped and made of polyurethane foam. The contraceptive sponge contains spermicide, which kills sperm.
Do they still sell the Today Sponge?
The Today sponge, discontinued in 1995, may be back on shelves this fall, thanks to Allendale Pharmaceuticals of Allendale, New Jersey. When the apparatus became scarce and, ultimately unavailable, many sponge devotees were outraged.
What is the foam birth control method?
A contraceptive foam is a foam that is inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy. The foam is a spermicide, which means that it kills sperm from the woman’s sexual partner. The use of contraceptive foam as a method of birth control is not as effective as the use of condoms or the contraceptive pill.
How effective is vaginal contraceptive foam?
This spermicidal method is only about 80 percent effective, compared with a roughly 95 percent effectiveness rate of condoms. Some women choose to use the foam along with a condom to further reduce the risk of pregnancy and to ensure protection from disease.
How effective is VCF gel?
VCF can be up to 94% effective with correct and consistent use. The spermicide in VCF is Nonoxynol-9, an FDA approved, highly effective spermicide that kills sperm on contact. It is a potent ingredient that is used by millions of women and is recommended by doctors around the world.
What is delfen contraceptive foam?
This medication is a type of contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. The Delfen Contraceptive Foam Applicater is used just before sexual intercourse or any genital contact begins. Once inserted into the vagina, it will damage and/or kill sperm in the vagina.