WASHINGTON (CN) – The Food and Drug Administration is requiring new warnings on over-the-counter contraceptives containing the spermicide Nonoxynol 9. One set of warnings is standard; the other is not.
One set of warnings advises consumers that the contraceptive does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. The other set advises that vaginal contraceptives containing Nonoxynol 9 can irritate the vagina and rectum and may increase the risk of getting HIV from an infected partner. The warnings must be in place by June 19. Click here for details and other new regulations.