cervical cap


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cap

 [kap]
1. a covering.
2. a maximum budgetary limit.
cervical cap a contraceptive device similar to the diaphragm but much smaller, consisting of a cup that fits directly over the cervix. It is only 60 per cent effective for women who have already given birth.
 The cervical cap is inserted much like the diaphragm. The woman should check to be certain that it is placed over the cervix. From McKinney et al., 2000.
cradle cap an oily yellowish crust that sometimes appears on the scalp of an infant, caused by excessive secretion by the sebaceous glands in the scalp. Treatment of mild cases consists of daily shampoo with mild soap. It can be loosened with an application of mineral oil or baby oil prior to shampooing. Called also milk crust and crusta lactea.

cer·vi·cal cap

a contraceptive diaphragm that fits over the cervix uteri.

cervical cap

n.
A small, rubber, cup-shaped contraceptive device that fits over the uterine cervix to prevent the entry of sperm.

cervical cap

a contraceptive device similar to the diaphragm but much smaller, consisting of a cup that fits directly over the cervix to prevent spermatozoa from entering the cervical canal. It is only 60% effective for women who have already given birth.
A barrier-type contraceptive consisting of a semirigid plastic cap that fits tightly over the uterine cervix, holding spermicide against it; CCs are functionally similar to diaphragms, but can be left in place for longer periods; CCs must be fitted, and they may not work on all women, due to cystocele or short anterior vaginal wall

cer·vi·cal cap

(sĕrvi-kăl kap)
Contraceptive diaphragm that fits over the cervix uteri.

cervical cap

See CAP CONTRACEPTIVE.
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What is the difference between barrier devices like the diaphragm and cervical cap and the vaginal ring?
Limited evidence suggests that the contraceptive effectiveness of the diaphragm and cervical cap may be moderately more effective when used with a spermicide than without.
Richwald's team found no serious medical complications with the cervical cap, although more than 20 percent of the women in their study reported cap dislodgement during or after intercourse.
The Stork OTC includes two innovative parts: an updated cervical cap (similar to a condom) and an applicator device used to place the cap (similar to the delivery of a tampon).
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In the past 25 years, only two significant non-hormonal contraceptive options have been developed and are still available today: the cervical cap and the female condom.
The cervical cap was invented in 1860 as the result of vulcanised rubber being available and as a liberated woman of her time, I'm sure Irene probably experimented with them.
Using a cervical cap, or a diaphragm with spermicide, leads to changes in vaginal microbial flora that may predispose a woman to urinary tract infections.
A cervical cap is a small, firm latex cup designed to hold spermicide close to the cervix.
The Prentif cervical cap was approved by the FDA 10 years ago on May 23, 1988.
Non-hormonal methods include condoms, cervical caps, diaphragms, non-hormonal IUDs, sponges, and withdrawal methods.