February 6, 2012

What Spermicide Users Should Know, But Often Don’t


When Lisa Rentz decided she'd had enough of birth control pills, she walked into her local drug store and picked up something different: a vaginal contraceptive film that contains the spermicide nonoxynol-9, or n-9...For some women, like Rentz, who have been in a monogamous relationship for years with an HIV-negative partner, there is virtually no risk at all, according to Mayo Clinic OB-GYN Petra Casey. Women simply need to be well-informed so they can choose a birth-control method that's right for them.

NPR Shots Blog, by Gretchen Kroen, 02/03/2012

Tags: birth control, HIV-negative, nonoxynol-9, ObGyn, Petra Casey, Women's Health

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