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Durex nixes nonoxynol-9

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Condom marketer will discontinue the use of the spermicide nonoxynol-9 in manufacturing its Durex condom line due to an anticipated "material reduction in demand for spermicidally lubricated condoms," SSL International announces recently. The decision follows a report by the World Health Organization "which questioned the level of additional protection provided by such condoms when compared to non-spermicidally lubricated condoms," London-based company says. The WHO's June 2002 report also recommended evaluating the safety of spermicides following research that showed their use may increase the risk of STD transmission (1"The Tan Sheet" July 8, 2002, p. 17)...
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