Definitions

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  • adj. Having the ability to kill sperm.

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  • adj. destructive to spermatozoa

Etymologies

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Examples

  • - such as spermicidal foam or jelly, sponges, or condoms.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • My favorite form of historical birth control is from Egyptian women ... they had these good ideas like animal membrane and spermicidal sponges, but one of the most popular was just straight up putting alligator dung in the vagina!

    The History of Birth Control » E-Mail

  • This solution is antibacterial, and it is spermicidal.

    Dirtier Than Ever

  • For example, using a condom in combination with spermicidal foam, cream, or jelly is safe and effective contraception soon after the birth.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Microbicides may or may not have spermicidal activity (contraceptive effect).

    Finally, anti-HIV microbicides research gives hope

  • The American Medical Association did not officially endorse birth control until 1937, well after these facilities had demonstrated the efficacy of the rubber-spring diaphragm and spermicidal jelly regimen that Sanger first smuggled to the United States from Europe.

    Birth Control Movement in the United States.

  • At the hospital, the rape exam shows no semen, no bruising of the thighs, no vaginal tearing (thanks to the spermicidal lubricant on the condom) and the medical practitioner is doubtful of any rape having taken place.

    Empathy (at SCOTUS)

  • The last time I had been with her, at least six months before, she had given me a condom with spermicide—it was a spermicidal condom, which makes me think of the words “suicidal” and “homicidal” and, anyway, that condom had scorched me.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • The FDA has issued a new ruling requiring manufacturers of contraceptive and spermicidal products containing Nonoxynol-9 to warn users that Nonoxynol-9 does not protect against HIV or other STD's.

    FDA Warnings on Nonoxynol-9 Re-Define Sponge Worthiness

  • In 2002, the CDC issued a warning against the use of Nonoxynol-9 for HIV or STD prevention, and advised against using spermicidal lubricated condoms for HIV prevention.

    FDA Warnings on Nonoxynol-9 Re-Define Sponge Worthiness

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