contraceptive sponge


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con·tra·cep·tive sponge

a pliable hydrophilic piece of polyurethane foam infused with spermicide that is inserted into the vagina before coitus; used as a nonprescription contraceptive device.

contraceptive sponge

n.
A small absorbent contraceptive pad that contains a spermicide and is placed against the cervix of the uterus before sexual intercourse.

contraceptive sponge

A contraceptive device that combines a barrier (sponge) and a spermicide to prevent pregnancy. The sponge is inserted into the vagina before sexual intercourse and usually covers the cervix.

con·tra·cep·tive sponge

(kon'tră-sep'tiv spŭnj)
A pliable hydrophilic piece of polyurethane foam infused with spermicide that is inserted into the vagina before coitus; used as a nonprescription contraceptive device.
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CONTRACEPTIVE SPONGE

contraceptive sponge

A sponge impregnated with a spermicide. It is used intravaginally during sexual intercourse as a method of contraception. See: illustration
Synonym: spermicidal sponge See: contraceptive
See also: sponge
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Since its first public offering in December 1995, Axcan Pharma has launched, in Canada, the Protectaid(R) contraceptive sponge, as well as the Helisal(TM) Rapid Whole Blood Test for the detection of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, the primary cause of stomach ulcers.
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London Drugs is offering the three-item line of Durex massagers as part of its family planning section, alongside such products as condoms, spermicides and contraceptive sponges.
Sexually active women have a choice of methods to protect themselves from pregnancy - oral contraceptives, the newer contraceptive implant (Norplant), the diaphragm (with spermicidal jelly), contraceptive sponges, and spermicidal foams.