One of the goals of the meeting was to focus new attention on the diaphragm and the cervical cap
as methods that may protect women against HIV.
The majority of the reported use is in combination with a physical barrier method, such as the diaphragm or cervical cap
A cervical cap
that fits directly onto the cervix may be a better option.
So even if you're using another kind of birth control--like the Pill, IUD, cervical cap
, Norplant, Depo-Provera, or diaphragm --the man must still use a condom if you want protection against HIV.
Near-perfect use of the cervical cap
carries a first-year pregnancy risk of 6 percent -- half the risk posed by typical use of the cap, say researchers who have completed the largest clinical trial to date of the recently introduced birth control device.
She continued, "CerMed's second product under development is CerCap[TM] HIV, a barrier contraceptive cervical cap
which reduces the risk of infection from HIV.
Condoms, a diaphragm or cervical cap
are all effective disposable options.
BARRIER METHODS: DIAPHRAGM, CERVICAL CAP
, FEMALE & MALE CONDOM, SPERMICIDES, SPONGE
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.
The FemCap is a new silicone vaginal contraceptive device, somewhat like a cervical cap
, that fits over the cervix.