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Spermicide is inexpensive, and you can find it in most drugstores.

Where can I buy spermicides?

Spermicide is sold over-the-counter online and at pharmacies, drugstores, and some supermarkets and grocery stores. You can also find spermicides at some family planning clinics and Planned Parenthood health centers. You don’t need a prescription and there are no age restrictions — anybody can buy spermicide.

How much does spermicide cost?

Spermicide prices vary depending on the type and brand, but it usually costs between 60 cents and $3 per dose, or about $8-15 per kit.

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

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Spermicide and Gel

  • 79% or 86% effective

  • Costs up to $270, but can be $0

  • No prescription required (except for Phexxi)

  • Put it in before sex

Spermicide and gel don't protect you from STDs. Use a condom with them to help stop pregnancy and STDs.
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