Can I use Phexxi with spermicide?

Can I use Phexxi with spermicide?

Can I use Phexxi with spermicide?

Phexxi can be used in addition to most hormonal birth control, like the pill and patch, to further lower your chance of getting pregnant. It can also be used with several types of condoms, and it can even be used with spermicides and diaphragms.

Can spermicide and condoms be used together?

The use of spermicide and condoms together can provide about 99% effectiveness in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when used properly and depending on the type of spermicide. The effectiveness is highly subject to human error so the rate can be as low as 70% if not used correctly.

How is Phexxi different than spermicide?

Like spermicides, Phexxi needs to be inserted vaginally before sex. But unlike spermicides, which block the entrance to the cervix and slow down sperm so they're not powerful enough to reach the egg, Phexxi works by changing the pH of the vagina during sex to prevent pregnancy.

Can you use Phexxi everyday?

Do I need to use Phexxi every day? Because Phexxi is used only when you need it, you may begin using Phexxi during any part of your menstrual cycle. You may also use Phexxi as soon as it is safe to resume vaginal intercourse after childbirth, abortion, or miscarriage. And no—you don't need to use Phexxi every day.

Does Phexxi dissolve?

The film dissolves, creating a gel coating of spermicide, which kills sperm for up to three hours. VCF is available OTC. VCF can be up to 94% effective when used as primary birth control, and when used correctly and consistently.

Can you use Phexxi with an IUD?

For added pregnancy protection, Phexxi can be combined with other methods like oral contraceptive pills, condoms (internal or external), or an IUD. The FDA label cautions against the use of Phexxi in conjunction with vaginal rings.

What percentage of condoms fail?

In general, the failure rate for perfect use (i.e., a condom used correctly at every act of intercourse) is approximately 3%, and for typical use (condoms not used for every act of intercourse) the failure rate is 12%.

Do Durex condoms have spermicide?

Related: Other news. The maker of Durex has ceased production of condoms containing the spermicide lubricant, nonoxynol-9 (N-9). Recent studies showed that it may actually increase the risk of HIV infection and was highlighted by the World Health Organisation and UNAIDS.

Does Phexxi have taste?

The gel is comprised of lactic acid (which is naturally produced in the vagina and is found in dairy products like yogurt and kefir), citric acid (which gives citrus fruits their tart, sour taste), and potassium bitartrate (used in cooking as cream of tartar).

How do you remove Phexxi?

Step 7: Remove the Used PHEXXI Pre-filled Applicator Gently remove the plunger rod and pre-filled applicator from the vagina (see Figure H) and throw away (dispose of) the used pre-filled applicator.

What kind of birth control can you use with phexxi?

  • Phexxi works even better when you combine it with another method of birth control — like condoms, internal condoms , withdrawal (aka pulling out), or a diaphragm. You can also use Phexxi with hormonal methods of birth control, like the pill or patch. But don’t use Phexxi with the vaginal ring (aka NuvaRing).

Is it safe to take phexxi after sex?

  • Phexxi ® is an on-demand method of birth control used to prevent pregnancy. Phexxi is not effective when used after sex. Rare cases (0.36%) of bladder and kidney infection have been reported. If you have a history of urinary tract problems that keep coming back, you should not use Phexxi ®.

Can you use phexxi gel with an IUD?

  • For added pregnancy protection, Phexxi can be combined with other methods like oral contraceptive pills, condoms (internal or external), or an IUD. The FDA label cautions against the use of Phexxi in conjunction with vaginal rings.

When to put phexxi gel in the vagina?

  • Like Phexxi, spermicide is inserted into the vagina immediately before penis-in-vagina sex and can be used in combination with barrier methods like condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms. Spermicide comes in the form of cream, gel, foam, dissolvable film, and suppository.

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