Nonoxynol-9 for preventing vaginal acquisition of sexually transmitted infections by women from men.

RHL practical aspects by Siegfried N

Currently, nonoxynol-9 is not recommended for the prevention of vaginal acquisition of sexually transmitted infections by women from men.

FIRST CONTACT (PRIMARY CARE) LEVEL

Not relevant.

REFERRAL HOSPITAL (SECONDARY CARE) LEVEL

Not relevant.

AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY

Not relevant.

Sources of support: South African Cochrane Centre, Medical Research Council

Acknowledgements: Prof Jimmy Volmink for commenting on the draft and Joy Oliver for her administrative assistance.


This document should be cited as: Siegfried N. Nonoxynol-9 for preventing vaginal acquisition of sexually transmitted infections by women from men.: RHL practical aspects (last revised: 25 September 2003). The WHO Reproductive Health Library; Geneva: World Health Organization.

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