Spermicides
Chemical method

PROS

  • Can be used on demand
  • Easy to use
  • Hormone-free
  • Widely available

CONS

  • Highly ineffective on its own
  • Requires keeping track of the hours inserted
  • May cause some irritation, allergic reactions, urinary tract infection
  • If you are also using a medicine for a vaginal yeast infection, the spermicide might not work as well
  • Does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

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