Nonoxynol-9 Nixed. (Policy & Practice).
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America will no longer
distribute condoms lubricated with nonoxynol-9, the organization says.
Planned Parenthood's decision is a result of recent research from
the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention that showed that nonoxynol-9 offers no protection against
sexually transmitted infections. With frequent use, nonoxynol-9 can
cause lesions in the lining of the vagina and rectum that increase the
transmission risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV "Our goal is to ensure that every condom we produce or provide will
be appropriate for every use and for use by every person," Dr.
Vanessa Cullins, Planned Parenthood's vice president of medical
affairs, says in a statement.