Diaphragms and caps are referred to as barrier methods of contraception. They fit inside your vagina, are covered with spermicide and cover your cervix. This will stop sperm from advancing from the vagina into your womb.
A diaphragm is a dome-shaped bowl made of thin, flexible silicone that sits over the cervixthe part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. It covers the cervix so sperm can't get in and fertilize an egg. A diaphragm keeps sperm from entering the uterus by covering the cervix.
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Back to Your contraception guide. A contraceptive diaphragm or cap is a circular dome made of thin, soft silicone that's inserted into the vagina before sex. A diaphragm or cap is a barrier method of contraception. You need to use it with a gel that kills sperm spermicide.
Diaphragms are domes made of soft silicone. You insert them into your vagina before sex to cover the cervix, so that sperm cannot get into the womb. You need to use spermicide with them, which kills the sperm.
A diaphragm is a reusable rubber or silicone cup that covers the cervix. The diaphragm is inserted into the vagina with spermicide before sex to prevent pregnancy. The diaphragm is a birth control contraceptive device that prevents sperm from entering the uterus.
A contraceptive diaphragm is a nonhormonal birth control method that is used to prevent pregnancy. It has a soft latex-free dome with a flexible rim made from silicone. Latex diaphragms are no longer being made; however, they may be available in certain regions outside of the U.
There are many birth control options available today to allow individuals to choose the type that best fits their lifestyle and budget. This visual chart, which is part of our Choices and Chances pamphlet shows the relative effectiveness of each method, and may be a good starting point for someone trying to determine which method is right for them. For more information on birth control, visit the Birth Control Methods page.
The diaphragm is a form of female contraception. This page explains how the diaphragm works and tells you how to use it. A diaphragm fits inside the vagina and is used each time you have sex.