By Ashley Broadwater, October 27, 2021

“If you are using a spermicidal gel with a condom, the water can wash the gel out and increase your risk of pregnancy if the condom breaks,” said Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, who’s double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. “The water doesn’t break the condom—the friction against a dry, non-lubricated vagina can.”

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