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Spermicide is a contraceptive substance that destroys sperm and is usuallyused before sexual intercourse. The use of this method is not so effective compared to other contraceptives even though it is one of the oldest methods and that is why people are advices to use protection. Take our quiz and find out how much you know about spermicides.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The common active ingredient for all spermicidal products in the US, contain ______________ as their active ingredient.

    • A.

      Nonoxynol - 8

    • B.

      Nonoxynol - 9

    • C.

      Octoxynol - 9

    • D.

      Octoxynol - 8

    Correct Answer
    B. Nonoxynol - 9
    Explanation
    Nonoxynol-9 is the correct answer because it is the common active ingredient for all spermicidal products in the US. Nonoxynol-9 is a surfactant that works by disrupting the cell membranes of sperm, rendering them immobile and unable to fertilize an egg. It is commonly used in various forms of contraception, such as condoms, vaginal foams, gels, and creams, to provide additional protection against pregnancy.

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  • 2. 

    After intercourse, how long should a woman wait until she rinses out the vaginal area?

    • A.

      At least 3 hours after intercourse

    • B.

      At least 6 hours after intercourse

    • C.

      At least 12 hours after intercourse

    • D.

      Immediately after intercourse

    Correct Answer
    B. At least 6 hours after intercourse
    Explanation
    Rinsing out the vaginal area immediately after intercourse can disrupt the natural pH balance and wash away healthy bacteria. It is recommended to wait at least 6 hours before rinsing to allow the body's natural processes to occur and maintain vaginal health.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following statements is false?

    • A.

      Spermicides can be applied up to 1 hour before intercourse and must be reapplied with each act of intercourse

    • B.

      Possible mucosal damage to the vagina and cervix can occur with low or short exposure

    • C.

      Some disadvantages of spermicides include: lower effectiveness, compared to other contraceptive methods, no protection against STIs, and increased risk of vaginal irritation

    Correct Answer
    B. Possible mucosal damage to the vagina and cervix can occur with low or short exposure
    Explanation
    The statement "Possible mucosal damage to the vagina and cervix can occur with low or short exposure" is true. Spermicides contain chemicals that can cause irritation and damage to the vaginal and cervical tissues, even with low or short exposure. This is one of the disadvantages of using spermicides as a contraceptive method.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following forms of spermicides is considered the most difficult to use?

    • A.

      Gels

    • B.

      Films

    • C.

      Suppositories

    • D.

      Foams

    Correct Answer
    B. Films
    Explanation
    Films are considered the most difficult form of spermicides to use because they are thin and fragile, making them prone to tearing or breaking during application. This can result in ineffective contraception and reduced effectiveness in preventing pregnancy. Additionally, films require precise placement deep into the vagina, which can be challenging for some individuals.

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  • 5. 

    What is the failure rate for this form of birth control?

    • A.

      28%

    • B.

      36%

    • C.

      14%

    • D.

      3%

    Correct Answer
    A. 28%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 28%. This indicates that the failure rate for this form of birth control is 28%, meaning that out of 100 users, 28 may experience a failure or unintended pregnancy while using this method.

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