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spermicide

 [sper´mĭ-sīd]
an agent destructive to spermatozoa. adj., adj spermici´dal.

sper·ma·to·cide

(sper'mă-tō-sīd'),
An agent destructive to spermatozoa.
Synonym(s): spermicide
[spermato- + L. caedo, to kill]

spermicide

/sper·mi·cide/ (sper´mĭ-sīd) an agent destructive to spermatozoa.spermici´dal

spermicide

(spûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one used as a contraceptive. Also called spermatocide.

sper′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

spermicide

spermicide

A contraceptive chemical that kills sperm, which is placed in the vagina or within a condom before sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy.

spermicide

Spermaticide A contraceptive agent with a high failure rate–11.9 pregnancies/100 woman-yrs Formulations Foams, creams, sponges; most contain a surfactant nonoxynol 9, an agent that ↓ risk of STDs–it is bactericidal and viricidal; spermicides are not associated with teratogenesis or trisomies, although some 'soft' data suggest possible limb reduction defects. See Contraceptives, IUDs, Litogens, Pearl index, RU 486.

sper·mi·cide

(spĕr'mi-sīd)
An agent destructive to sperms.
Synonym(s): spermatocide.

Spermicide

An agent that is destructive to sperm.

spermicide

an agent destructive to spermatozoa.
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Hence in this study our aim was to compare the action of our protein Ap with a known spermicide available in the market, N-9.
The warning label would be required on all stand-alone spermicides including gels, foams, films, or inserts that contain N9.
Nonoxynol-9, the most widely used spermicide, has come under scrutiny because its strong detergent properties--which make it lethal to sperm--irritate the lining of the genital tract of some women.
If possible, avoid contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9.
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Certain contraceptives, including spermicide, nonlubricated condoms, and diaphragms, may also put you at an increased risk.
Nonoxynol-9: After studies by FHI, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and others revealed that the spermicide nonoxynol-9 (N-9) does not protect against HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection, (5) international organizations moved quickly to begin putting these findings into practice.
Protectaid is a disposable sponge impregnated with spermicide which can be inserted and removed in a similar way to a tampon.
On September 27 over 80 health experts and organizations released a letter warning against all rectal use of nonoxynol-9 (N-9)--a spermicide mistakenly used to kill HIV, when actually it makes transmission worse.