Acceptability of five nonoxynol-9 spermicides

Elizabeth G. Raymond, Lien Chen Pai, Sean Condon, Joanne Luoto, Kurt T. Barnhart, Mitchell D. Creinin, Alfred Poindexter, Livia Wan, Mark Martens, Robert S Schenken, Richard Blackwell

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the acceptability of five nonoxynol-9 (N-9) spermicides. Methods: We analyzed data from a randomized trial of five products, including three gels containing different amounts of N-9 per dose, a film and a suppository. In the trial, 1536 participants were asked to use the assigned spermicide for 7 months and to complete questionnaires 4 weeks after admission and at discontinuation. Results: Overall, 43% of participants liked their spermicide "very much." This proportion was higher in the three gel groups than in the suppository and film groups. Difficulty with insertion, messiness and discontent with timing of insertion were common complaints in all groups. After adjustment for selected baseline factors, acceptability on the first questionnaire was not related to duration or consistency of subsequent spermicide use or to subsequent time to pregnancy. Conclusions: In this study, all five spermicides were considered acceptable by most users. Acceptability did not appear to influence spermicide use or pregnancy risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-442
Number of pages5
JournalContraception
Volume71
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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Keywords

  • Acceptability
  • Randomized trial
  • Spermicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Raymond, E. G., Pai, L. C., Condon, S., Luoto, J., Barnhart, K. T., Creinin, M. D., ... Blackwell, R. (2005). Acceptability of five nonoxynol-9 spermicides. Contraception, 71(6), 438-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2004.12.023

Acceptability of five nonoxynol-9 spermicides. / Raymond, Elizabeth G.; Pai, Lien Chen; Condon, Sean; Luoto, Joanne; Barnhart, Kurt T.; Creinin, Mitchell D.; Poindexter, Alfred; Wan, Livia; Martens, Mark; Schenken, Robert S; Blackwell, Richard.

In: Contraception, Vol. 71, No. 6, 06.2005, p. 438-442.

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Raymond, EG, Pai, LC, Condon, S, Luoto, J, Barnhart, KT, Creinin, MD, Poindexter, A, Wan, L, Martens, M, Schenken, RS & Blackwell, R 2005, 'Acceptability of five nonoxynol-9 spermicides', Contraception, vol. 71, no. 6, pp. 438-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2004.12.023
Raymond EG, Pai LC, Condon S, Luoto J, Barnhart KT, Creinin MD et al. Acceptability of five nonoxynol-9 spermicides. Contraception. 2005 Jun;71(6):438-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2004.12.023
Raymond, Elizabeth G. ; Pai, Lien Chen ; Condon, Sean ; Luoto, Joanne ; Barnhart, Kurt T. ; Creinin, Mitchell D. ; Poindexter, Alfred ; Wan, Livia ; Martens, Mark ; Schenken, Robert S ; Blackwell, Richard. / Acceptability of five nonoxynol-9 spermicides. In: Contraception. 2005 ; Vol. 71, No. 6. pp. 438-442.
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