2006 May 24
A contraceptive diaphragm is a latex (or non-latex) dome that is inserted into the vagina and acts as a physical barrier to sperm, in order to prevent pregnancy. It does not protect against “sexually transmitted infections (STIs)”:/infections.
“Call us”:/ and we can recommend a doctor in the Victoria area who will fit you for a vaginal diaphragm and give you a prescription (not all doctors can do this).
h3. Diaphragms should be used with spermicide
Diaphragms are more effective when “spermicide”:/birthcontrol/spermicide/ is added to the cup before use.
The diaphragm must be left in place for 8 hours after intercourse.
The diaphram is about 70-85% effective with typical use.