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12 November 2010

Some vaginal lubricants harm sperm

Some vaginal lubricants labelled as non-spermicidal may actually be toxic to sperm, a Swiss study suggests.

Some vaginal lubricants labelled as non-spermicidal may actually be toxic to sperm, a Swiss study suggests.

"It appears that most commercially available lubricants found in Switzerland are quite toxic to ejaculated sperm," researcher Dr. Alfred Senn of the Foundation for Andrology, Biology and Endocrinology of Reproduction, an independent foundation in Lausanne said.

 
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