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You don’t need a prescription to buy the birth control sponge, and you can find it in most drugstores and online.

Where can I buy the sponge?

The only contraceptive sponge brand available in the U.S. is called the Today Sponge.

You can buy the Today Sponge over-the-counter at pharmacies, drugstores, and some supermarkets and grocery stores. It’s also available on the Today Sponge website and other online retailers. Some family planning clinics and Planned Parenthood health centers carry the sponge as well.

You don’t need a prescription and there are no age restrictions — anybody can buy the sponge.

How much does the sponge cost?

The Today Sponge comes in packs of three, which cost around $15. Prices may vary depending on where you buy your sponges.

You may be able to get low-cost or free sponges at Planned Parenthood and other community health centers. Contact your local Planned Parenthood health center for more information.


  • 78 or 86% effective

  • Costs up to $15 for 3

  • No prescription required

  • Put it in before sex

The sponge doesn’t protect you from STDs. Use a condom with your sponge to help stop pregnancy and STDs.
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