What is the difference between barrier devices like the diaphragm and cervical cap
and the vaginal ring?
In addition it is not known whether adding N-9 to barrier methods such as the cervical cap
or the diaphragm has any protective effect against sexually transmitted infections.
Some 9.7 million of these women were using nonpermanent medical methods of contraception--oral contraceptives (8.0 million), the diaphragm or cervical cap
(0.7 million), injectable contraception (0.6 million), the implant (0.2 million) or the IUD (0.2 million).
California midwife Elizabeth Davis has been fitting cervical caps
since 1982, when she designed a study as part of FDA approval of the cap.
He and his colleagues studied 3,433 women fitted with a cervical cap
-- a rubber cup about 3.5 centimeters in diameter, held in place over the cervix by suction and carrying a film of spermicide.
Note: cervical caps
and IUDs do not protect against sexually transmitted disease, including AIDS.
At PS100, the single use DIY device isn't cheap - but it allows couples to carry out cervical cap
insemination at home, a treatment which has a recorded success rate of around 20%.
Rinovum's innovation is an easy-to-use aid to conception via cervical cap
insemination, an established conception technique previously available only by prescription and in a doctor's office.
Condoms, a diaphragm or cervical cap
are all effective disposable options.
Double-barrier contraception (condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap
used with spermicidal jelly)
Diaphragm and cervical cap
A diaphragm is a dome of rubber with a coiled metal spring in its rim.
The study involved 1,101 sexually active women split almost evenly between those using a hormonal form of contraception such as the pill, patch, ring or shot, and those women using a non-hormonal form, such as a condom, diaphragm, cervical cap