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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We removed the vaginal sponge on the first postoperative day and discharged the patient on the following day.
It has been assumed that Ovsynch protocol is an alternative to vaginal sponge treatments, since the Ovsynch protocol as compared to vaginal sponge treatment has high results for kidding (58% vs 46%) and fecundity rates (1.
7) Similarly in a 2013 Sentinel Event Alert, the Joint Commission specifically includes vaginal sponge retention as a reportable sentinel event that is a violation of patient safety and quality of care.
He notes that neither the contraceptive vaginal sponge nor the female condom needed such data to be approved, and that scores of drugs, in addition to contraceptives, didn't require research targeting specific age groups.
The Today contraceptive vaginal sponge has just reentered the market on a limited basis after an eight-year hiatus.
Induction of estrus in anestrous dairy goats has been successfully achieved by altering the photoperiod or by using a treatment combining a vaginal sponge impregnated with fluorogestone acetate (FGA) as a source of progestagen.
Two new products have recently been introduced: the vaginal sponge and the female condom or pouch.
Fact: Use of diaphragms, spermicides, and the vaginal sponge requires careful attention and planning.
Furthermore, one randomized controlled trial among prostitutes in Kenya found no protection against HIV infection with use of a vaginal sponge containing a high dose of nonoxynol-9 [2].
Some public health experts therefore recommend that women whose partners won't use condoms turn to spermicidal methods, such as a vaginal sponge that contains nonoxynol 9.
Vaginal sponges and intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also make you more prone to infection, and diaphragms are thought to promote colonization of candida.