What is a cervical cap?
A cap made of rubber or silicone, smaller than the diaphragm, and it covers only the neck of the womb. At the start it needs to be fitted by a doctor or nurse. It must be inserted before intercourse, and must not be left in the vagina for more than 48 hours.
Would the cervical cap method suit me?
It is not recommended for all women because it may not fit the neck of the womb properly. It is less reliable than other contraceptive methods, particularly in women who have given birth because of the potential change to the woman’s cervix. Effectiveness increases when the cervical cap is used along with spermicides.
Some people require practice in using this method, and it can interfere with sexual spontaneity.
Barrier Methods | Male Condom | Female Condom | Diaphragm Plus Spermicide | Cervical Cap Plus Spermicide