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.
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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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.