nonoxynol 9

no·nox·y·nol 9

(nō-noks'i-nol),
A group of compounds that are surface-acting agents, used in spermicidal preparations such as contraceptive foam and diaphragm jelly.

nonoxynol 9

/non·ox·y·nol 9/ (non-ok´sĭ-nol) a spermaticide used in contraceptive agents.

non·ox·y·nol 9

(non-oks'i-nol)
A group of compounds that are surface acting agents, used in spermicidal preparations such as contraceptive foam and diaphragm jelly.
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Efficacy of nonoxynol 9 contraceptive sponge use in preventing heterosexual acquisition of HIV in Nairobi prostitutes.
The Today Sponge is a soft polyurethane sponge containing nonoxynol 9, a spermicide used by millions of women for more than 40 years.
19, 2007, the agency said the new warning labels are based on clinical studies showing that nonoxynol 9 (N9) does not protect against HIV or other STDs and that it can cause irritation in the vagina and rectum that may actually increase the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS from an infected partner.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers to include a warning label on all over-the-counter, stand-alone vaginal contraceptive and spermicide products containing nonoxynol 9, saying that the chemical does not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX:SPL, OTC: SPHRY), developer of VivaGel(R) vaginal microbicide today welcomed a decision by the US FDA this week requiring makers of products containing nonoxynol 9 (N9) to carry a warning that the products do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS and that the use of N-9 products is associated with an increased risk of HIV.
The "Call to Discontinue Nonoxynol 9 for Rectal Use" campaign, launched by the Global Campaign for Microbicides, has been endorsed by many organisations and scientists.
Another study concluded that nonoxynol 9, the active ingredient in most spermicides, provides no protection against HIV (142: 54).
21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starpharma Holdings Limited , developer of VivaGel(R) vaginal microbicide today welcomed a decision by the US FDA this week requiring makers of products containing nonoxynol 9 (N9) to carry a warning that the products do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS and that the use of N-9 products is associated with an increased risk of HIV.
Many researchers jumped to the conclusion that spermicides also offered a shield against HIV because nonoxynol 9, the active ingredient in most spermicides, kills HIV in the test tube.
The Today(R) Sponge prevents pregnancy in three ways: as a barrier method, blocking the entry of sperm into the cervix, by the continual release of the spermicide nonoxynol 9 which kills sperm and the absorption of sperm by the soft foam sponge.