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N-9 Data Warrants Spermicide Safety Study, WHO Report Recommends

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The safety of all spermicides should be evaluated in light of recent research indicating the one-time top microbicide candidate nonoxynol-9 actually causes lesions that may facilitate transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to the final report of a "Technical Consultation on N-9," released June 25

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