Spermicide is one kind of contraceptive that is used to kill the sperm or stop its active action from moving inside to reach the egg. You first need to insert spermicide in the vagina before having sex, which in case to control your reproduction process. The formulated active chemicals present in the spermicide, such as nonoxynol-9, will prevent the action of sperm from entering the uterus. The formation of spermicides is available in many forms, including gel, cream, foam, film, and tablet.
Spermicide is also considered being much effective birth control supplement and the methods when it is used alone. You can also use this birth control spermicide with other methods such as a cervical cap, condom to the diaphragm to improve its function over effectiveness from preventing pregnancy. Spermicide also doesn't protect or prevent sexually transmitted infections.
The recent and the newer to the market was a vaginal pH regulator gel (Phexxi) that usually immobilizes the sperm, so the action they don’t has the capacity to reach the egg to fertilize it. However, the methods are much similar to some types of spermicides that are available, you can apply the gel in your vagina with a pre-filled applicator.
Why it's done
Spermicide is a contraceptive that helps to prevent pregnancy. Spermicide:
- Is most effective when used with a barrier method, such as a condom, contraceptive sponge, diaphragm, or cervical cap
- Don’t require you to rely on your partner for birth control
- Doesn't need or require a prescription
- It doesn’t contain any type of same side effects as hormone-based birth control methods
- Increases the lubrication while during sex
How does spermicide work?
Spermicide is normally the chemical that you can apply deep into your vagina just before your sex. It helps to prevent you from pregnancy in possible two ways: blocking the entrance to the cervix so sperm can’t get to reach your egg, and stopping the sperm from traveling well enough to swim to your egg.
What are the different kinds of spermicide?
Usually, this spermicide comes in many different formats they are: creams, gels, film, foams, and suppositories (which is much soft block substance to inserts that melt into a cream inside your vagina).
There are lots of different types of spermicide brands are out there, but all they perform the work in a similar way blocking the cervix and stopping sperm from moving. The best kind of spermicide to use is the one you like the most.