Advertisement

How does VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film compare to other spermicides?

VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film differs from other spermicidal (sperm killing) products in two ways. The active ingredient in VCF is nonoxynol 9; other spermicides may contain octoxynol 9, or benzalkonium chloride. In addition, VCF delivers its active ingredient via a thin, paper-like film placed up against the cervix; other spermicides come in foam, gel, or suppository form. The effectiveness of all of spermicides are similar, however.

Continue Learning about Contraceptive Film

How does VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film prevent pregnancy?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film helps prevent pregnancy by acting as a spermicide (sperm killer). Che...
More Answers
What are the risks of using VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film is associated with some risks. Skin irritation can occur, which may i...
More Answers
Should I let my doctor know I am using VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Be sure to tell your doctor that you are using VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film. Your doctor can help ...
More Answers
How effective is VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film at preventing pregnancy?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
When correctly used alone, spermicides such as VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film are about 85 percent e...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.