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Barrier methods of contraception
Barrier methods of contraception work by creating a physical barrier between sperm and egg cells so that fertilization cannot occur. The most common forms of barrier contraception are condoms (male and female), diaphragm, cervical cap, and contraceptive sponge.
Spermicides, a form of chemical contraceptive that work by killing sperm, are often combined with barrier methods of contraception for greater effectiveness.
While barrier methods of contraception generally do not have the side effects of hormonal contraceptives, some forms of barrier contraception (contraceptive sponges and condoms) may be obtained without a prescription
and easily purchased over the counter at pharmacies.
The only medical contraindication to the use of barrier contraception is latex allergy (when using latex condoms). However, with the exception of male and female condoms that can provide protection against infection with sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), most methods of barrier contraception are not effective in preventing STDs.