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Diaphragm

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.