First Non-Hormonal Contraceptive to Regulate Vaginal pH

The Team at Women’s Health Practice was proud to be part of the clinical research that lead to the newest agent in contraception.

Phexxi is available by prescription.

It is a vaginal contraceptive that has to be inserted no more than one hour prior to each act of intercourse.

The gel is tolerated very well, it is made of lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate.

The most common side effects are vaginal or vulvar burning, vaginal or vulvar itching, yeast infection, UTI, BV, genital discomfort, vaginal discharge, or vulvar or vaginal pain.

It has not been approved to protect against HIV or STIs.

Some women can expect more normal vaginal pH which could be a benefit if they normally have difficulty with chronic vaginal infections.

To find out what the best contraceptive is for you, come in to discuss contraception with us.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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