Contraception: ContraGel Green & Caya - Natural Contraceptive Gels

What is Contragel / Caya Diaphragm Gel?
ContraGel is the safe, effective and healthy contraceptive gel* for use with diaphragms, condoms and cervical caps. It is a vegan alternative to spermicide, in a large 60ml tube. It is the ideal gel for your body plus your diaphragm or cervical cap - natural and safe. Contragel Green is even compatible with YES Organic lubricants and French Letter vegan condoms.

Why Use Contragel Green / Caya Diaphragm Gel?

~ Contragel Green contains no synthetic or artificial ingredients and is completely chemical free!
~ Choose competitive pricing from a Certified Natural Health Practitioner.
~ Note that Contragel Green is sold in 60ml tubes, unlike spermicides sold in 30ml tubes for a similar price!

*Contragel is a sperm barrier that does the same job as a spermicide without the harmful side effects!

You can order the FemCap here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/449

ContraGel / Caya Diaphragm Gel comes in a 60ml tube that includes instructions in English and the product contains only these natural ingredients:
- Water
- Lactic Acid (an acid component discovered in milk but not sourced from milk per se. Contragel Green is vegan.)
- Sodium Lactate (natural salt from fermentation, vegan)
- Methylcellulose (natural thickener or gel from plants)
- Sorbic acid (natural organic compound found in rowan tree berries Sorbus aucuparia used as an anti microbial preservative)

ContraGel has been proven effective in clinical tests and is CE and Health Canada approved. ContraGel can be used with any natural latex or silicone as well as rubber diaphragms or cervical caps. ContraGel is also compatible with natural latex rubber or polyurethane condoms and is also water soluble. Expiry dates are imprinted on the bottom of the box as well as on the bottom of the tube itself.

Why an alternative to nonoxynol-9 (N-9) spermicide?

Women and men who use barrier methods such as the 98% effective FemCap, or condoms, or diaphragms for contraception most often use a contraceptive gel or spermicide. Most spermicides have included a popular ingredient called nonoxynol 9 (N-9). Nonoxynal 9 (N-9) is a chemical that disturbs or compromises the function of the head of the sperm, thus rendering it useless. While effective, an ever increasing number of women experience irritation and infections from nonoxynal 9 (N-9) due to its inherent toxicity.

N-9 does not protect you from STIs and it may increase your risk of HIV.

In the United States, Food and Drug Administration rules state that warnings must appear on the outside of the carton and must say that nonoxynol-9 does not protect against STDs and may increase a person's chances of contracting HIV. They also must state that the product cannot be for rectal use, may cause vaginal irritation and should not be used if you or your partner is HIV positive. In Canada, N-9 spermicides have ceased to be widely available.

Some other products use another chemical compound known as F-5 gel. ContraGel is the first and only spermicide that effectively uses only natural ingredients.

In North America almost all spermicides have been systematically discontinued by various manufacturers apparently due to safety concerns. Consequently, many different companies producing barrier type products have opted to close their doors or have discontinued products such as diaphragms, which rely heavily on spermicide for their effectiveness. This has significantly reduced choice and left many women in North America with very little or no options when it comes to low cost natural contraceptive alternatives. Many women are only told about hormonal contraception as an option. With profits coming in every month from women on prescription contraception, it is not surprising that the medical profession and big pharma are in no hurry to support or advance the progress of science in an effort to replace hormonal contraception and irritating spermicides with safer methods.

To learn more about the serious safety concerns with nonoxynol-9, go here:
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/1341

ContraGel Green a Safe, Effective and Affordable Choice.

ContraGel is a naturally green barrier gel for use with diaphragms and cervical caps. This water soluble gel contains no synthetic or artificial ingredients and is completely chemical free.

Available in a 60ml tube, it contains the following ingredients:

* Water
* Lactic Acid (milk acid)
* Sodium Lactate (natural salt from fermentation)
* Methylcellulose (natural thickener or gel)
* Sorbic acid (natural preservative)

ContraGel has been proven effective in clinical tests and is CE approved and now Health Canada Approved. ContraGel is compatible with natural latex rubber and silicone diaphragms or cervical caps. ContraGel is also compatible with condoms made of natural latex rubber or polyurethane.

Cervical caps, diaphragms and condoms should all be used with a contraceptive gel to increase their effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.

ContraGel Green is the first and only gel barrier that is effective AND uses only natural ingredients.

It is my goal to make sure that women can obtain effective yet natural alternatives. This includes cervical barriers such as FemCap and natural spermicides such as ContraGel which is CE approved in Europe. It costs less when you order ContraGel with your FemCap.

Customers from the UK, Europe and Africa please order from Ethical Family Planning: http://ethicalfamilyplanning.com/about-contragel-natural-alternative-to-...

Expiry dates: With orders of single tubes, I supply the nearest expiry date (but not OUT of date, of course!) With orders for multiples, the first tube will be the nearest date, and all the other tubes will be for the farthest expiry date. I have not seen any other supplier provide a policy or guarantee to their customers.

How many tubes you use depends on how often you use the gel and how much you use each time. The manufacturer, Med Intim, recommends that you use a new tube every 3 months. Most clients buy Contragel four times per year, often ordering 4 at a time. The maximum number of tubes I recommend for one client for her own use is 5. I've added the option to buy 10 for those who are pooling a larger order with friends!

Current expiry date is: APRIL, 2015
My supplier is the importer to North America and I reorder monthly, therefore my expiry dates are the longest in North America.

NEW!!! DISCOUNTS:

Contragel / Caya Diaphragm Gel Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price is $26.99.
I give progressive discounts based on the number of tubes you order at once.
I also give a $5 discount on the first tube you buy on the same order as a FemCap OR Caya Diaphragm.
1 for $27
2 for $52 - $26 each!
3 for $75 = $25 each!
4 for $96 = $24 each! A 1 year supply.
5 for $115= $23 each!
10 for $230 = $23 pay only the base postage and save $$$
OR $22 ($5 DISCOUNT) when you buy with a FemCap OR Caya Diaphragm

AND you save a bundle on postage because multiples cost only the base postage!

PAY BY CHEQUE OR E-TRANSFER to AnarresHealth AT gmail DOT com.

Remember, you get an additional $5 discount when you order a Fem Cap OR Caya Diaphragm ON THE SAME ORDER!
You can order the FemCap here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/449
You can order the Caya Diaphragm here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/content/contraception-caya-diaphragm-contrac...
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER THE "WITH A FEM CAP OR Caya Diaphragm" AND THEN NOT ORDER A FEM CAP. I WILL NOTICE AND THEN WE'LL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE HASSLE OF EDITING YOUR ORDER AND SENDING A NEW INVOICE TO BE PAID ETC.

Your paid order will be normally posted the same day, as I keep everything in stock. Expect to receive your order within a week! I am absolutely floored and eternally grateful for your speedy shipping. I hadn't expected next day delivery, but this was a godsend. You can look forward to more orders from us. Thanks.

SHIPPING NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS: Buyers from countries where adult sexuality is controversial (USA, Middle East etc) often asking me not to put "contraception" on the customs declaration. Please know that on your Small Packets Customs Declaration I will write "personal hygiene, 1 tube" (or cap as the case may be) and the amount you paid. Your country has the right to inspect your order, but this only happens once in a while. Your countries' customs opening your order is not a reason for return.

INSURANCE & HEALTH BENEFIT CLAIM? Please tell me what you need in terms of a receipt in the comments with your order if you need more than the invoice this website sends you by email. I am happy to provide signed, stamped and dated receipts in your order.

Contragel Green and Caya Diaphragm Gel are the same product with different branding. By default I will send Contragel Green unless you specify Caya Gel.

Hi Tracey,
Wow! My parcel arrived today! That was crazy fast! Thanks for the great service and have a fantastic weekend. I'll be in touch! Regards, N

Price: $23.00

Comments

#1 traceytf : ebay feedback

Hi Tracey, I'm sorry it has taken me a while to leave feedback on my order. It's great and this has been a wonderful experience! I plan on buying more Contragel from you again in the future! Sounds odd but I wanted to verify that this stuff actually worked first...and it does!

I can't thank you enough for shipping to the States. I've been using a diaphragm for about two months now, and while it's great, spermicide, nonoxynol-9, is not! Thanks to that gel I have had TWO urinary tract infections which became kidney infections!! I guess this stuff is still approved here because not enough people use it anymore; most doctors push condoms and the pill. :/ But that and the fact that the FDA is being so uptight about a super-safe product like Contragel...ridiculous!

Anyway, thanks again for being so awesome. :D Take care!

#2 traceytf : customer service is outstanding

My order arrived in the mail today. Thank you so much. Your customer service is outstanding. I will Definately recommend you. Keep me updated please if you have any promotions or sales. Thank you again.

Sincerely,
(M.G., new customer from Texas)

#3 traceytf : comments

Debby:

“The studies conducted about N-9 were really alarming and I was looking for an alternative...so happy I found your site! Somehow, your shipping costs to the US are even lower than those in Canada!”

Erin:

"I use ContraGel with a diaphragm. I switched from Nonoxynol 9 based spermicide because of a desire to use more natural products. I have been very diligent about food that I eat as well as beauty products being natural for the last few years. It didn’t make sense to be using such unnatural chemicals inside my body. Thank you for offering this product."

Tazia:

"I got an Ortho-diaphragm a few months ago while living in New Zealand and could not find any spermicide for it. I found out that it had been difficult to find anymore. I joined a Yahoo group that was for women interested in diaphragms and Femcaps and heard about ContraGel through the discussions on spermicides and alternatives and that it was possible to order online."

Michelle:

I have awful reactions to regular spermicide and after one too many visits for meds I was desperate to find something. I’m so happy to have found a new natural alternative.

Martina:

"Nonoxynol-9 is obnoxious! It was absolutely unbelievable to me that there weren't other options available..."

Tala:

"I tried to get a diaphragm here in Canada and found out that they, along with spermicide have been discontinued in Canada. My boyfriend is allergic, and I found out there is a risk of genital lesions too and so that's how I stumbled on Contragel. I was shocked that none of the health professionals I consulted with or got my fitting done with knew about Contragel."

CJ:

"I found out about Contragel after doing much research into natural BC methods. I've decided to opt for the diaphragm along with NFP and wanted a safe spermicide. I found various forums where people recommend it and it is promoted on the Yahoo group "DiaphragmsandCaps". They actually order via a gynaecologist in Harley Street who orders from Germany in 100ml tubes. They call theirs Femprotect which I believe is slightly different but essentially the same idea (Lactic acid-based). I found your website and decided to order from you as it worked out better value by the ml!"

Megan:

“I’m extremely sensitive and anything with lots of chemicals always causes rashes, so regular spermicide is completely out of the question for me. I’d been wanting to use FemCap for a while and finally can now with ContraGel!”

Patricia:

"We've all got to go natural at some point...."

Brin :

"For several months, I have been researching alternative forms of birth control that do not involve pills, shots, or surgery. The Femcap plus the Contragel is just what I was looking for. It's a real pity that doctors don't take the time to do research regarding current forms of birth control for women; all they seem to want to do is prescribe the pill and send me on my way. My mother died of breast cancer and my father died of a heart attack. Therefore, the pill and other forms of hormonal birth control aren’t a good idea. Thank you again for making these products available to informed consumers!"

Tracey TieF
Certified Natural Health Practitioner

#4 traceytf : Reviews

karen: I'm allergic to so many products...it has been a real challenge finding something I can use. This product is great. No burnin, no itching and feels comfortable.

R: I wish this was approved and sold in the US---so far I really like it and am so glad I don't have to worry about side-effects.

Marie: My husband and I are very pleased with this natural product. We have used 4 packs now and all is fine. Thank you for coming up with this product. Also, thank you for the easy way to order your products. A hassle-free and very efficient service.
Marie

A: I was looking for a natural spermicide to use with my diaphragm. I'm so happy to have found this.

Tracey TieF
Certified Natural Health Practitioner

#5 Anarres : Questions from a client

Q: I didn't see on the instructions how long the gel and diaphragm should be left in...I know from reading about other gels it's normally 6-8 hours. Do you have any idea about how long to leave the gel in?

I had also read that Contragel is as effective as N-9...do you have any first hand experiences/stories that this is the case?

A: Hi,

Un/fortunately, I have never needed to use the FemCap or Contragel personally, but I have enjoyed distributing these for my clients leaving oral contraception and no one has gotten pregnant accidentally!

Follow the instructions you received for diaphragm use with N-9 spermicide.
The primary function of a spermicide jelly is to physically trap the sperm.
Secondarily, n-9 kills sperm and the acidity from the lemon in the Contragel immobilizes them.
There's no difference as far as I know in use or effectiveness.
The diaphragm, as you know, must always be used with a gel.

Congratulations on quitting The Pill and learning natural fertility awareness.
Please let me know how Contragel works for you.

Best, Tracey.
Diaphragm Gel - Contragel green
Gel to be used with diaphragms or cervical caps

Contragel geen® covers as a physical barrier the cervix and reduces ph-value of the mucus. This gel should be inside the cavity of the diaphragm or cervical cap before inserting it inside the vagina. It is an additional security at the use of this barrier contraceptive method. Since 1972, Contragel geen® has a well established use and safety. Its previous brand name was Contracep Green from NVSH Netherlands.
Application

Before inserting the diaphragm or cervical cap into the vagina cavity, the gel should be given in a small volume of 3 ml into the cavity of the diaphragm or cervical cap. Now, the diaphragm or cervical cap is folded and inserted into the vagina. Please assure that the cervix is dipped into this gel and the membrane covers the cervix. The cervix is covered and closed twice: by the silicone membrane and the gel. These two barriers are physical barriers and prevent that sperm cells that by-passed the silicone barrier, cannot not move into the cervix and uterus. Please note the instructions of your diaphragm or cervical cap.
Notice

Waterbased gel – could be used as well with natural latex rubber condoms.
Storage

Keep dry and cool.

Tracey TieF
Certified Natural Health Practitioner