What is a diaphragm?
A diaphragm is a dome-shaped circle made of rubber or silicone that is inserted into the vagina to form a barrier between the sperm and the entrance of a woman’s womb. It requires initial fitting by a doctor or nurse. It must be inserted before intercourse and should be used with a spermicide. It must be left in for at least 6 hours after sex (and no more than 24 hours).
Would a diaphragm suit me?
It does not interfere with sex, and the man is not aware of it; however, it can interfere with spontaneity. Effectiveness increases when the diaphragm is used along with spermicides
It requires a little practice to use this method correctly.
It can cause the vagina to become irritated, and occasionally infection of the bladder.
Women with recurring cystitis should not use this method.
Barrier Methods | Male Condom | Female Condom | Diaphragm Plus Spermicide | Cervical Cap Plus Spermicide