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Birth Control Spermicides (cont.)

How Spermicides Work

Spermicides contain a chemical that kills sperm or makes them inactive so they cannot enter a woman’s cervix. Nonoxynol-9 is the active chemical in most spermicide products in the United States. The concentration of the chemical depends on the product.

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