One of the most popular and sought advances in medicine today are the tools that protect against unwanted pregnancy. According to the mechanism of action are three types of contraception: mechanical, biological and chemical. The range of contraceptive products is very wide. It can be a tablet, both for domestic and for vaginal application, ointments, sprays, gels, and, of course, candles. Contraceptive suppositories are widespread among women and are popular. But, of course, it should be noted that contraceptive candles, like all other drugs and methods of protection from unwanted pregnancy, have their advantages and disadvantages.
Structure and mechanism of action of contraceptives candles
Contraceptive suppositories are spermicides. On the composition of isolated two types of candles. Some Sich contain benzalkonium nitrate, other nonoxynol. Both active substances have an influence on the sperm membrane, destroying it and reduce the mobility of sperm, and what is the contraceptive effect. But every woman who has opted for this method of contraception
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Should keep in mind that birth control pills do not provide candles absolute protection against unwanted pregnancy. Contraceptive effect reaches only 80%, while in other cases, women become pregnant. As a rule, this is due to any violation of the conditions of storage, or failure to comply with the instructions for use candles.
First woman should know that candles are chemical contraceptives contain acids, so they must not be in contact with an alkaline medium. Otherwise, alkaline environment (for example, soap used for cleaning the) destroy the active substance. It is fraught with decrease in contraceptive effectiveness of candles and an increased risk of unwanted pregnancy. For personal hygiene preferred to use an ordinary clean water or foaming agents that do not affect the pH of the vagina and can be combined with spermicides.
Introduction of candles made in the supine position, about forty minutes before the alleged sexual intercourse. This time is necessary to melt the candle into the vagina. In addition, it must be remembered that the contraceptive effect lasts candles from forty minutes to one hour. Repeated sexual intercourse should be reintroduced contraceptive candle.
Contraceptive vaginal suppositories
Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation
possess a number of advantages. These include:
- convenience and ease of use;
- availability of candles;
- Use candles with contraindications for the other contraceptive methods (intrauterine devices, hormonal pills);
- candles do not have a systemic effect on the body, and act locally;
- the absence of contraindications to the use of contraceptives candles;
- protection from sexually transmitted infections
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(antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral activity).
Contraceptive candles, as well as other methods of contraception, of course, also have their drawbacks:
- in some cases, cause itching and irritation of the vagina and perineum;
- lack of spontaneous sexual intercourse;
- at constant use may develop thrush;
- It can not be used in the presence of vaginitis suppositories and topical treatment period;
- it is not recommended to use contraceptives candles
Contraceptive candles - be disciplined
continuously (only in rare and irregular sexual acts);
- contraceptive effect is quite low (80%);
- the use of candles requires responsibility and discipline.
Frequently used contraceptives candles
The composition of candles Pharmatex include benzalkonium chloride. One suppository contains 18 mg of active substance 9. The package contains ten suppositories. You must enter a candle for ten minutes before sexual intercourse and contraceptive effect lasts up to four hours.
The active ingredient is nonoxynol, in one suppository contains 0, 075-0, 15 g. active substance. We introduce a candle for ten minutes before intercourse, contraceptive effect lasts for two hours.