Spermicides: a contraception alternative to consider

  • Mélany Uribe-Clavijo Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
  • Luisa F. Ospina-Medina Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
  • Ángela M. Álvarez-Gomez Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
  • Fabian M. Cortés-Mancera Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (ITM), Medellín
  • Ángela P. Cadavid-Jaramillo Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
  • Walter D. Cardona-Maya Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Keywords: Contraception, spermatozoa, spermicide activity, Nonoxynol-9, pregnancy, microbicide effect.

Abstract

The aim of this manuscript was to show a review about historical data, uses, advantages and disadvantages of spermicidal products. Conducting a search in several biomedical databases and using some terms such as Contraception, Spermatozoa, Spermicides, Nonoxynol-9, Microbicide and Natural Products there was realized a literature review selecting different scientific articles, documents and guidelines that allowed the realization of this work. Contraception has been a worldwide interest subject since a long time ago, implicating aspects such as natality control and sexual transmitted infections. Eventually, due to the increased knowledge in contraception, some spermicidal products have been developed including the synthetic ones. However, different organizations have paid attention to the necessity for seeking new compounds with spermicidal and microbicidal activity, associated to minimal side effects; among these new molecules, the present article highlight those potential spermicides derived from natural products.

Author Biographies

Mélany Uribe-Clavijo, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Grupo Reproducción, Facultad de Medicina,
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Luisa F. Ospina-Medina, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Grupo Reproducción, Facultad de Medicina,
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Ángela M. Álvarez-Gomez, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Grupo Reproducción, Facultad de Medicina,
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Fabian M. Cortés-Mancera, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (ITM), Medellín
Grupo de Investigación en Innovación Biomédica SINERGIA, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Aplicadas, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (ITM), Medellín
Ángela P. Cadavid-Jaramillo, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Grupo Reproducción, Facultad de Medicina,
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Walter D. Cardona-Maya, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Grupo Reproducción, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
How to Cite
Uribe-Clavijo, M., Ospina-Medina, L. F., Álvarez-Gomez, Ángela M., Cortés-Mancera, F. M., Cadavid-Jaramillo, Ángela P., & Cardona-Maya, W. D. (2012). Spermicides: a contraception alternative to consider. TecnoLógicas, (28), 129-145. https://doi.org/10.22430/22565337.17

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Published
2012-06-25
Section
Review Article

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