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Development of a Natural Spermicide

The contemporary woman's reproductive tissues are exposed to numerous sources of perfumes, dyes, and other noxious constituents. Presently, there is only one effective spermicide on the market and, unfortunately, it contains an ingredient which some women are sensitive to. This study will examine the effectiveness of a natural spermicide using ingredients that do not contain harmful substances. Semen samples will be collected from male participants then incubated with serially diluted natural spermicide. Samples will be tested to determine if live sperm remains after exposure and if it can move across the alternative natural sources barrier.