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What should I avoid while using VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film?

While using VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film, it is best to avoid:
  • use of vaginal cleansers, such as a douches within 6 - 8 hours after intercourse (These products can was away the film's sperm-killing ingredient and increase your risk of becoming pregnant.)
  • unprotected sex (VCF does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases; condom use -- along with VCF -- can reduce this risk.)

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