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Microbicidal Spermicides

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I don't like the spermicide condoms. I just don't like the thought of that stuff in me. I have two questions... Spermicide can't harm me (a female) right? I mean, it can't do anything to me right? And also, is there another type...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The primary harm that spermicides can cause is irritation to the lining of the mucous membranes: specifically the lining of the vagina, urethra, and rectum. The irritation may or may not cause discomfort, but no long term complications are... Read more »

spermicidal condoms

while using a spermicidal condom (trojan) during sex the head of my penis started burning. this has... Read more »

spermicide as prevention tool

Hi Dr Bob. You answered a question from me a few weeks ago (outreach worker in alameda). I have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Union Awards $13.7M for New Microbicide Development

The European Union has awarded $13.7 million to an international consortium of universities, research institutes and biotechnology companies to develop new microbicides that could prevent HIV transmission, London's Guardian reports (Jha, ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


What Are Microbicides? Microbicides and Vaccines How Do Microbicides Work? How Many Microbicides Are Near Approval? What Are the Side Effects? --> The Bottom Line For More Information What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are anti-HIV... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Where Are the Microbicides? A Never-Ending Wait

The UNAIDS has placed a new face on the HIV pandemic. Its data show that, in some parts of the underdeveloped world, women between the ages of 15 and 24 years are now three times more likely to be HIV-positive than young men. The outlook for women... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

All About Rectal Microbicides

Who Needs Rectal Microbicides? Heterosexual men and women, gay men and males who have sex with males practice anal intercourse (AI) for pleasure. Heterosexuals may also practice AI to avoid risk of pregnancy or to "maintain virginity". The few... Read more »
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what are ultra spermicidal condoms

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Question about lube

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Does anyone know if lube helps play any part in the prevention of transmitting HIV? Read more »

what condoms to buy?

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Most condoms say in CVS or Walgreens in the US have spermicide. Trojan for example (from what I have seen) has a wide variety of condoms and all the ones i have seen have Non Ox9. Can someone educate my stupidity as to what kind of condoms I could... Read more »