Monday, January 17, 2011

ContraGel Green - An Overview

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned a natural alternative to N-9 spermicide, which was ContraGel Green.  I wanted to explain a little more about this product to give you a better idea as to why I love using it and why it might be just what you're looking for.  As mentioned earlier, N-9 spermicides tend to irritate a large amount of their users because they contain the harsh chemical ingredient, nonoxynol-9 (N-9) which is also found in cleaning products. 


The key points to take note of about ContraGel Green are:
  • Instantly reversible contraception.
  • Does not contain Nonoxynol 9.
  • Hormone-free
  • Available Over The Counter (OTC Non-Prescription)
  • Over 35 years production history.
  • European manufactured.
  • CE 0124 certified and health approved in Canada.
  • Always in stock
  • Shipped within 48 Hours

100% Natural Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Lactic Acid
  • Sodium Lactate
  • Methyl Cellulose
  • Sorbic Acid
Because lactic-acid based spermicides such as ContraGel Green are water soluble, they are safe to use with natural latex rubber and polyurethane condoms, latex and silicon rubber diaphragms, and cervical caps. ContraGel Green forms a mechanical barrier with a low PH value in front of the cervix when used with a diaphragm or cervical cap. This inhibits and immobilizes the sperm. When used together, the contraceptive barrier (such as the diaphragm) and ContraGel Green provide twice the amount of contraceptive protection.

ContraGel is a great alternative for those wanting to practice a more natural form of birth control. Femprotect is also another lactic acid-based spermicide which is based upon the formula used for DiaphragmaGel Lacto. Because no clinical studies have been conducted to prove Femprotect’s effective or ineffectiveness as a spermicide, you must use it at your own risk. ContraGel on the other hand, has been approved for use by the European Union and has been issued the CE 0124 mark.

While most spermicides are sold in 30 ml tubes for around the same price, ContraGel comes in a 60ml tube. Not only are you avoiding the potentially harmfully risks associated with using N-9 spermicides, you’re also saving a bundle of money!

Contragel is a tried and tested alternative to spermicide that has been developed and used for over 35 years. It was first manufactured by the Family Planning Association (NVSH) from 1972 until 2003 under the name Contracep Green. It was brought back into production by consumer demand by a German based ISO 13458 Certified manufacturer, DeltaMed GmbH, and was rebranded as ControlGel Green

ContraGel Green is a Class IIa medical device approved for retail sale and home use under CE 0124 certification. No medical prescription is needed to purchase ContraGel Green (available OTC) and each unit comes with instructions in English, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish.

Remember: 
  • ContraGel Green is intended for use in conjunction with barrier methods of contraception such as cervical caps (FemCap), condoms and diaphragms.
  • ContraGel Green does not protect against HIV (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). To prevent the transmission of STDs, you should use a latex condom or abstain from sex.
  • If irritation or discolouration occurs on the vagina or penis after using Contragel Green, discontinue use.
  • Pregnant women and those that may be pregnant should not use Contragel Green.

Hope that helps guys! Just thought I'd share a bit about the spermicide that I'm currently using because I'm super happy with it!

3 comments:

  1. Where can I buy ContraGel Green in the US?

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    1. I'm curious about contragel. With VCF, you are supposed to wait 15 mins after insertion to have intercourse and then it's good for three hours. Is there a time frame of best protection for contragel?

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  2. I know these post's are old. Any chance there is a lower cost for the Femcap some were? I can't afford 80+ :/ but I don't want anything un-safe for my body.

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