What is Nonoxinol-9? What are Nonoxynol-9 uses?
Nonoxynol-9 is a component which is widely used as an addition to the lubrication of the condoms for pregnancy prevention. Nonoxynol-9 is a very popular remedy in the whole world. Nonoxynol-9 uses are popular in spermicides.
Spermicides are the chemical elements which make the sperm inactivate. Nonoxynol-9 in spermicide is the most active component. Spermicides are in the form of creams, gels, pills and others. Also condoms are covered with Nonoxynol-9. Nonoxynol-9 in condoms has been on the market since 1983.
Spermicides, consisting of Nonoxynol-9, are one of the optimal methods for pregnancy prevention. They also prevent from different diseases.
The functions of the spermicides are: they make the risk of some diseases twenty five per cent less, they prevent from undesirable pregnancy.
Also it is easy to buy the spermicides. The prescription is not necessary. Spermicides containing Nonoxynol-9 can be used in the case when a woman forgets to take her birth control pills. They are also used in order to make other contraceptives more effective. Also the spermicides are used in the case when the condom was broken during the intercourse and in the cases when a woman can't take hormonal methods of pregnancy prevention.
Here are the typical mistakes of the spemicides' usage what can lead to the pregnancy: spermicides are not taken during every intercourse, the quantity of the spermicides is not enough and a woman takes a shower after the intercourse too early than it is necessary.
There are some cases when it is not recommended to take the spermicides. They are: a woman has an allergy, when a woman doesn't know how to use the spermicides, when there is something wrong in the genitors' structure.
There is information that Nonoxynol-9 usage as a remedy for pregnancy prevention only makes the risk of AIDS higher. The scientists studied a group of nearly 1000 prostitutes in the following countries - The South Africa, Benin, Thailand and others.
Still in 1996 all the chosen prostitutes were divided into two groups. Nonoxynol-9 was given to one of this group. In May this year when the scientists made conclusions from this research and it turned out that those women who used Nonoxynol-9, ten per cent got the AIDS in the control group.
But many years ago before this experiment it was shown that Nonoxynol-9 had an ability to kill AIDS virus. But in practice it doesn't happen. The scientists see the explanation of this fact in the following. If Nonoxynol-9 is used very often, one component appeared and it opened the way for the AIDS virus. It is very sad because Nonoxynol-9 is a very popular remedy - only in the USA about one third condoms are covered with Nonoxynol-9.
Fortunately, the matter is in the often Nonoxynol-9 usage. There are not any proofs that they make harm if it is used two or three times a week. The prostitutes, who took part in the experiment, used it twenty times a day. But the scientists want to make more detail research of the Nonoxynol-9 uses.
Thus, Nonoxynol-9 uses are rather popular and rather specific. Nonxipol-9 is a component which covers most of the condoms. Its function is to prevent the undesirable pregnancy.