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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announced today that it has signed an agreement to distribute its Protectaid(R) contraceptive sponge in Hong Kong and Macau through C and L Pharmaceuticals of Kowloon, Hong Kong.
But some good news: At the recent ASM meeting came confirmation of last year's reports that nonoxynol-9, the active ingredient in most spermicides and in a commercially available contraceptive sponge, has an anti-chlamydial effect in mouse cells in vitro.
announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to distribute its Protectaid(R) contraceptive sponge in Hong Kong and Macau through C and L Pharmaceuticals of Kowloon, Hong Kong.
This increase was due to the launch of two new products, the Protectaid(R) contraceptive sponge as well as the rapid blood test, Helisal(TM) for the detection of Helicobacter pylori, the principal cause of stomach ulcers.
a marketer of high-quality contraceptives and the exclusive distributor of the Today Vaginal Contraceptive Sponge for the US, Canada and the EU, announced today that the Today(R) Sponge has been re-launched in the United States.
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.
In addition to completing its initial public offering, Axcan has, during the last quarter, undertaken construction of a manufacturing facility in Mont-St-Hilaire (Qu bec) for its Protectaid(R) contraceptive sponge recently launched on the Canadian market.