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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

(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

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.
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Diaphragm and spermicide use has been associated with an increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTI) and yeast infections.
* What are some common problems encountered when using spermicide or a sponge?
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.
If possible, avoid contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9.
Keywords: chlamydia, sexually transmitted, sexually transmitted disease, condom, condoms, latex condom, latex condoms, lesbian, risk for chlamydia, spermicide, nonoxynol-9
* On September 25 The Wall Street Journal published "Some Makers, Venders Drop N-9 Spermicide on HIV Risk.
Spermicidal gel is used in conjunction with diaphragms (1); only diaphragms combined with the use of spermicide are approved as contraceptives.
The rejected ad was for Encare, a spermicide product made by Blairex Laboratories.
Taiho, based in Tokyo, decided make use of its technological know-how in the production of spermicide. Myfemy is also effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases, Taiho said.
More recently, a federal judge ruled that a spermicide caused birth defects despite a mountain of unrefuted evidence to the contrary.
If you need additional lubrication during sex, always use water-based lubricants, like KY or H-R jelly, or better yet, a lubricant that contains nonoxynol-9, a spermicide which also kills the AIDS virus.