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What are the risks of using VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film?

VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film is associated with some risks. Skin irritation can occur, which may increase the likelihood of contracting some sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV or gonorrhea. Using VCF -- or any spermicide -- alone is less effective than using it in combination with a condom or other compatible birth control method. (If your doctor has advised you to avoid pregnancy because of a medical condition, do not rely on VCF alone to avoid pregnancy.) In addition, allergic reactions to VCF are possible, as are other side effects. Contact your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms while using VCF.

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