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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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.
The most effective methods included IUDs and implants; moderately effective methods included oral contraceptives, injectables (e.g., Depo-Provera), the contraceptive patch, the vaginal ring, and diaphragms; and least effective methods included condoms, contraceptive sponges, spermicides, fertility awareness-based methods, and other methods, including withdrawal.
Whitehall cites the unique qualities of Today contraceptive sponges for making them the top-selling item in that segment of the market.