Spermicide whitney ♥ ainsley 1 child; New Hampshire 16454 posts
Apr 10th '13

Anyone use just spermicide?

The only birth control I've been able to use was implanon, everything else gave me horrible side effects. I currently can't afford to go get implanon since I have no insurance.

I have issues with condoms because I have a lanolin allergy, and some condoms/lubes contain it.

I'm wondering about the effectiveness of spermicide, and if anyone has gotten pregnant just using that?

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Olympia, WA, United States 5486 posts
Apr 10th '13

My DH and I used VCF spermicide strips with nothing else and if we used them right they actually worked.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
Apr 10th '13

This is what DH and I used right after Heathen was born. It was the only thing we used for about a month until I got on BC. Then it was the mini pill and the gel.
She's the only one we have, so it worked 100% for us in preventing

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
Apr 10th '13

If you look up the statistics they are one of the least effective birth control method. I used them with condoms and wanted to start using just the film but once I looked up the statistics i changed my mind very quickly.