Why we don't sell Condoms with Spermicide!
Fewer condom brands have spermicide.
There's no reason to choose spermicidal condoms over other kinds. They have no additional
benefit in preventing pregnancy, have a shorter shelf life, and may cause urinary-tract
infections in young women. Nonoxynol-9, a widely used spermicide for condoms, came
under scrutiny in 2001 when a report from the World Health Organization warned that
if used frequently, it may cause vaginal irritation and might increase the risk of
Though the amount of nonoxynol-9 on a spermicide-lubricated condom
is smaller compared with the doses studied in the report, some condom
makers, including Durex,
have dropped models lubricated with nonoxynol-9. Others, including
say they will keep selling them. A Lifestyles spokesman said the company
is working with the Food and Drug Administration on the issue of nonoxynol-9.