Sexual and reproductive health

WHO/CONRAD Technical Consultation on Nonoxynol-9 - Geneva, 9-10 October, 2001

Summary report

World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Front page

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English, French, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/03.8 - Web only


This report summarizes the evidence on the safety of nonoxynol‑9 and its effectiveness for protection against pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. The meeting concluded with recommendations on the use of nonoxynol-9 and identified key areas of uncertainty where more research was urgently required.