Contragel® green is a contraceptive gel to be used with the contraceptives diaphragm or cervical cap. The safety of these contraceptive methods is increased when using Contragel® green.
Before inserting the diaphragm or the cervical cap, place about one teaspoon (about 4 ml) of Contragel® green into the diaphragm or cervical cap. Please also note the instructions of your diaphragm or cervical cap.
Mechanism of action
Contragel® green forms an additional mechanical barrier in front of the cervix by means of the cellulose (gel-forming substance). The lactic acid contained in the product lowers the vaginal pH value. The increased acidity and the viscosity of the gel inhibit the motility of sperm cells.
The product has been manufactured with this ingredients since 1972. The institute CONRAD (www.conrad.org) could show the effectiveness of Contragel® green in an independent study in 2017.* This study has proven that Contragel® green used together with the Caya® Diaphragm is safe and as effective as Caya® used together with products containig nonoxynol 9.
* Mauck Christine K., Brache Vivian, Kimble Thomas, Thurman Andrea, Cochon Leila, Littlefield Sarah, Linton Kim, Doncel Gustavo F., Schwartz Jill L., A Phase I Randomized Postcoital Testing and Safety Study of the Caya Diaphragm used with 3% Nonoxynol-9 gel, ContraGel, or No Gel, Contraception (2017)
- Contragel® green does not offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases
- Contragel® green used without a diaphragm or cervical cap offers no contraception
- Water soluble and usable with natural rubber or polyurethane condoms
Water, lactic acid, sodium lactate, cellulose, sorbic acid, vanillin
Available in pharmacies, specialist retailers or directly from KESSEL MEDintim.
EAN 40 13273 000208
60 g ge
CE 0124, medical device
Made in Germany