If you want to use a diaphragm or cervical cap
, wait until after your sixth postpartum week; diaphragms and cervical caps
need to be fitted after you completely heal, and it's not advisable to use them until you've stopped bleeding.
When used with a female mechanical barrier method (for example a cervical cap
or diaphragm) N-9 is more effective than when used alone.
The number of prescriptions filled or refilled (scripts) and the number of devices purchased (for the other reversible medical methods--diaphragms, cervical caps
, injectables, implants and IUDs) were estimated based on the number of privately insured women using each of these methods relative to the number using oral contraceptives, adjusted for the number of units of each method needed to equal one year of use.
The Food and Drug Administration approved marketing of the cervical cap
in May 1988 after a National Institutes of Health study and other reports demonstrated its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.
BARRIER METHODS: DIAPHRAGM, CERVICAL CAP
, FEMALE & MALE CONDOM, SPERMICIDES, SPONGE
Kaiser Family Foundation mistook the diaphragm and cervical cap
as preventive of STD.
More than one in four didn't know that oral contraceptives offered no protection against sexually transmitted diseases, and a majority mistook the diaphragm and the cervical cap
as preventive of STDs.
Just consider--Mirena, the intrauterine system; Ortho Evera, the contraceptive patch; NuvaRing, the contraceptive ring; Implanon, the progesterone implant; Lea's Shield, the cervical cap
; and Essure, the female sterilization device.
The FemCap is a new silicone vaginal contraceptive device, somewhat like a cervical cap
, that fits over the cervix.
Why was there such concern about the safety of the cervical cap
, which could have been studied from decades of use in Europe?
The success of this product is the result of Rinovum having provided the first take-home true aid in conception for consumers that is a safe, easy way to perform cervical cap
insemination, an established conception technique previously available only by prescription and in a doctor's office.
The cervical cap
is smaller and more rigid and fits over the cervix, where it's held in place by suction.