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How should I use VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film?

VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film should be inserted before intercourse takes place, but not more than three hours in advance. Fold the film in half and use one finger to insert all the way into the vagina, ensuring that the film rests against the cervix. (Cervical contact is necessary for maximum effectiveness.) Wait at least 15 minutes after insertion before having intercourse.

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