By Lauryn Feinstein and Tiana Rogolifoi

What is Spermicide?

The spermicide forms are:

  • cream
  • gel
  • foam
  • film
  • suppositories

How does Spermicide Work?

Spermicide works by it immobilizing and killing the sperm before they are able to swim into the uterus.

How well does Spermicide Work?

Spermicide is not effective on their own. They are usually effective when used with other forms of birth control.

What does Spermicide Protect Against?

Spermicide protects you from getting STDs and pregnancy only if you use condoms.

What are the Side Effects?

  • irritation of the vagina and the surrounding skin
  • recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Possibly HIV

Who Uses Spermicide?

Women use spermicide.

How do you get Spermicide?

You get it by going to drug stores without a prescription.

How much does Spermicide Cost?

Spermicide is about $0.50 to $1.50.


In conclusion, we do not recommend spermicide. This is because it is not effective to use for you.