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Spermicide Warnings

WASHINGTON (CN) - The Food and Drug Administration is requiring new warnings on over-the-counter contraceptives containing the spermicide Nonoxynol 9. One setof warnings is standard; the other isnot.

One set ofwarnings advises consumers that the contraceptive does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. The other set advisesthatvaginal 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 herefor details and other new regulations.

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