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Spermicide

How effective is spermicide? I really don't want to use condoms honestly..I have blood pressure issues and hormonal birth control makes it even higher, so I can't use hormonal...We are using the spermicide foam, but I am curious has anyone here ever gotten pregnant on it?, and what's the effectiveness?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Health

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  • It is much more effective when used with a diaphram...
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:37 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I really don't want to use anything, but a spermicide so I want to know the effectiveness of spermicide alone, not what to use with, but thank you..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • From Planned Parenthood.com

    If women always use spermicide as directed, 15 out of 100 will become pregnant each year.
    If women don't always use spermicide as directed, 29 out of 100 will become pregnant each year.
    When used alone, spermicide is not very effective.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:20 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Thank you that's exactly what I wanted :)..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I don't have an answer, but a former co-worker of mine got pregnant 4 times (and miscarried all 4) when using spermicide along with condoms AND being on the pill. Just sayin'. She had a rough year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I am sorry for her loss, but I highly doubt she miscarried due to spermicide..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • It is somewhat effective. Use it with a comdom, you'll be surprised at how much lubrication it gives.
    Amberoz

    Answer by Amberoz at 1:01 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • I won't touch condoms...That's why I asked if I could use it alone..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Dec. 9, 2009

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