Coca-Cola does not kill sperm, says researcher

December 19th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): Coca-Cola does not work as a contraceptive, a scientist has cautioned.

Deborah Anderson, a Harvard Medical School researcher, said the sodas acidity does not kill sperm, the Australian Associated Press reported.

The research shatters the belief that the popular drink works as an after-sex Spermicide, reports

Sperm travels very quickly and would reach the cervix before the douche had a chance to work, Anderson said.

She says the soft drink also damages the top layer of cells within the vagina, removes healthy bacteria and makes a woman more prone to sexually transmitted disease.

Many women in third-world countries use the soft drink as an after-sex douche, hoping to kill sperm. The belief held true in America until the 1960s. (ANI)

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