contraceptive diaphragm fitting

contraceptive diaphragm fitting

a procedure, performed in an office or clinic, in which a contraceptive diaphragm is selected according to the clinical assessment of anatomical factors specific to the woman being fitted, including size of the vagina, position of the uterus, depth of the arch behind the symphysis pubis, and degree of support afforded by the muscles surrounding the vagina. See also arcing spring contraceptive diaphragm, coil spring contraceptive diaphragm, flat spring contraceptive diaphragm.