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Contraceptive Film

What Are the Advantages of Using Contraceptive Film?

There are many advantages to using contraceptive film, including: It’s easy to use. Because no hormones are involved, there is no adjustment period. It doesn’t require a prescription. It doesn’t affect your long-term ability to get pregnant. It doesn’t affect your sensation during sex. It lasts for three hours at…

What Are the Disadvantages of Using Contraceptive Film?

Disadvantages of using contraceptive film can include: Less effective than other birth control methods. No protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Not being suitable if you or your partner react to spermicide. Potential irritation of the vagina or penis. The need to insert the film before every sexual…

Is Contraceptive Film Effective?

Contraceptive film is 72% effective at preventing pregnancy when used correctly. Current statistics show that out of 100 women who use spermicides with the ingredient nonoxynol-9 (the active ingredient in contraceptive film) as their sole means of birth control, about 28 will become pregnantover the course of…

How Do I Use Contraceptive Film?

Using contraceptive film involves a few simple steps: Take the square film out of the pouch, and make yourself comfortable. This might include lying down, squatting, or putting one foot up on a chair so you have easier access to your vagina. Fold the contraceptive film around your finger, and…

What Is Contraceptive Film?

The vaginal contraceptive film (VCF) is a relatively new method of contraception for women who do not want to take the birth control pill. It consists of a small piece of clear film that is inserted in the vagina just prior to intercourse. Once inside the vagina, the film turns…

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