Managing Contraception You have chosen to share the following article: Do not prevent sexually transmitted infections STIs. Many require that you wait at least 10 minutes before having intercourse. In developing countries, few married couples of reproductive age rely only upon spermicides for contraception. The diaphragm is a small, reusable rubber or silicone cup with a flexible rim that covers the cervix. Check here for alerts.
Sign up for our weekly column on sex, life, love, kicking ass, and using better birth control. It worked for me but the spermicide was tough to use along with it! This means that if women use the diaphragm, at least 12 women will become pregnant in a year. Find out about the different types of contraception in Which contraceptive method suits me? What if my partner won't use condoms?
Diaphragms should be individually fitted. Although a number of different designs of device that can be inserted into the vagina to act as a barrier method for the whole of the vagina, cervix and part of the vulva have been described and in some cases patented, only one such device, Femidom, was commercially available at the end of Spermicides usually remain effective for one hour. All rights reserved Other Brookside Products. All writings, discussions, and publications on this website are unclassified. How to use Lie down or squat and insert the spermicide deep into your vagina with either your fingers or an applicator. This content does not have an Arabic version.
Continue to the PowerPoint Lecture But, I love my diaphragm! The cervical cap in its various designs has been studied in eight trials between and , and pregnancy rates varied between 4. If multiple episodes of intercourse occur, additional contraceptive cream may be placed in the vagina, but diaphragm should not be dislodged. The diaphragm should be replaced at least every 2 years or sooner if you notice any damage such as a tear, weak spots in the silicone or if it has discolored. Because the diaphragm is such a user-dependent form of contraception, reported rates for its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy range from 70 to 99 percent.