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What is VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film?

VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film is a type of birth control known as a spermicide. The active ingredient (nonoxynol 9) works to prevent pregnancy by killing or harming sperm in the vagina, so that they cannot reach the uterus and fallopian tubes (where fertilization occurs). VCF is only around 85% effective at preventing pregnancy over the course of one year; it is therefore best to use VCF in combination with another birth control method (e.e., condoms).

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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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What is a vaginal contraceptive film?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Made of nonoxynyl-9, the active ingredient that kills sperm on contact, VCF can get inserted into th...
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