Closer look at vaginal spermicides
Researchers are taking a closer look at vaginal spermicides...to determine whether they reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Spermicides have antimicrobial effects. They've been shown to help REDUCE the risk of gonorrhea and chlamydia.
But there are concerns that these products MIGHT INCREASE the risk of HIV...by causing vaginal irritation and ulcers.