Contraception: ContraGel Green - Natural Contraceptive Gel
What is Contragel?
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?
~ 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 comes in a 60ml tube that includes instructions in English and the product contains only these natural ingredients:
- 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:
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:
* 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: JANUARY, 2015
My supplier is the importer to North America and I reorder monthly, therefore my expiry dates are the longest in North America.
Contragel 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.
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 $23 ($5 DISCOUNT) when you buy with a FemCap
AND you save a bundle on postage because multiples cost only the base postage!
REFERRAL DISCOUNTS: You can help keep the costs down by referring your friends and family. When your friend orders and you let me know in the comments with your order, I will give both YOU and your FRIEND a $5 DISCOUNT on your order if you pay by cheque or eTransfer, or I will give you a $5 credit note if you pay by PayPal.
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 ON THE SAME ORDER! You can order the FemCap here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/449
PLEASE DO NOT ORDER THE "WITH A FEM CAP" 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.
The Fem Cap can be ordered directly from my website here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/449
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.
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.
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