What is Spermicide?
Spermicide is a chemical agent that is used to kill sperm and prevent pregnancy. Spermicides come in various forms, including foams, gels, and creams, and they are typically used in conjunction with other forms of birth control, such as condoms or diaphragms. Spermicides work by damaging the cell membrane of sperm, preventing them from fertilizing an egg.
A woman who wants to avoid pregnancy may use a spermicide gel along with a condom. The spermicide helps to increase the effectiveness of the condom by killing any sperm that may leak past the barrier.