Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 7. 11th April 1973
There are several chemical compounds which in low concentrations can quickly immobilise sperm beyond recovery, yet do not cause irritation of the vagina, or other structures. Preparations of these compounds are placed in the vagina before intercourse and should prevent the sperm entering the cervix and fertilising the egg.
All spermicides should be used with a mechanical barrier, e.g. diaphragm, cap or condom.
|a)||Jellies, pastes and creams in tubes.|
|a)||Volpar Paste, OrthoGynol, Ortho Creme, Preceptin Gel, Delfen Cream.|
|b)||Only one reliable brand in New Zealand — Gynomin.|
|c)||Only one reliable brand in New Zealand — Rendells.|
|d)||Recommended aerosols which are available in New Zealand are— Delfen Foam, Emko Vaginal, Patentex.|
Do not use any products that are not recommended here. All four of the above categories are not safe unless used in conjunction with a diaphragm or condom.