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.