There was a study in experimental biology suggested that vaginal lubricants available on the market and drug stores that can be bought without prescription may decrease the chance of conceiving by a hypothesize it could lead to negative effect to proper movement of the sperm to the egg.
However, those suggestion refuted by researchers from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and colleagues. According to their findings published in Obstetrics and Gynecology on July 1, 2012, vaginal lubricants might not decrease the chance of conceiving.
Their conclusion obtained after evaluating the administration of over-the-counter (OTC) vaginal lubricants in 296 participants (aged 30-44 years) with no history of infertility.
According to their findings, compared with women who did not use vaginal lubricants, those who used vaginal lubricants had an almost similar chance in the ability to conceive. Despite limitations of the study, such as all participants considered as older women who may have different results in younger women and the fertile periods are longer than common periods (9 days vs 6 days), the authors concluded that vaginal lubricants may not preclude a woman to get pregnant.
Still, the authors suggested a randomized trial needed to confirm their findings.
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