No Sponge No Love

Alex Brannon & Paige Moore

The Contraceptive Sponge


How does it work? The sponge is squeezed which causes a spermicidal fluid to emerge from it and lubricates the sponge for better insertion.

Where is it located? It is located in the body right below the cervix.

What is the duration of the sponges use? It can be inserted up to 24 hours before sex and should be left in 6 hours after sex for the sponge to work to its full potential. A sponge shouldn't be worn longer than 30 hours at a time.

What stage of fertilization does the sponge stop/interrupt? The spermicide causes the sperm to stop swimming and die and the sponge (if placed properly) seals off around the cervix to prevent any sperm entering the uterus.

http://contraception.about.com/od/overthecounterchoices/p/sponge.htm

Male or Female? Female use

Side Effects: Irritation of the rectum, vaginal irritation, vaginal dryness, vaginal burning, genital itching, UTI, inflammation or infection of the vagina, contact dermatitis

Protection against STD's: None

Effectiveness when used correctly: Women who have never given birth- 91% less likely to conceive
Women who have given birth- 80% less likely to conceive

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-sponge-today-sponge-4224.htm

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