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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.
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Author:Peters, Sally
Publication:OB GYN News
Date:Nov 1, 2002
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