Articles Tagged: barrier method

contraceptive spongeContraceptive Sponge

The contraceptive sponge is a small, donut-shaped foam sponge that contains a spermicide called Nonoxynol-9. The contraceptive sponge is a vaginal barrier method that prevents pregnancy by keeping sperm from … read more

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female condomCondoms: Female Condom

The female condom is a lubricated sheath worn by the female inside of her vagina during sex. There are two types: the original FC1 is made of polyurethane, a type … read more

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male condomCondoms: Male Condoms

The male condom is a sheath (or covering) worn over the penis during sexual activity. It prevents pregnancy by acting as a barrier, preventing semen from entering the vagina so … read more

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diaphragmDiaphragm

What is a (contraceptive) diaphragm and how does it work? A contraceptive diaphragm is a nonhormonal birth control method that is used to prevent pregnancy. It has a soft latex-free … read more

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spermicideSpermicides

Just like any other type of birth control, you need to use spermicides the correct way for them to be effective. Spermicides are much more effective when used with another … read more

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cervical capCervical Cap

*Nulliparous is a medical term that means that a woman has never given birth to a baby. *Parous is a medical term that means a woman has given birth to … read more

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