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silicone barrier method used by female called "femcap"

The fem cap acts as a barrier to prevent the sperm from passing from the vagina into the uterus.

FemCap

A FemCap is a silicone cup that is inserted high into the vagina to act as a barrier to sperm entering the cervix. It is intended to be inserted before sex by the user and left in place for a period of time afterwards. The FemCap has a tighter fit over the cervix than the traditional diaphragm and can be used by users who have given birth. The FemCap comes in three sizes (Small 22 cm- never pregnant/Medium 26 cm – miscarried or aborted pregnancy or C section delivery/Large 30 cm – vaginal delivery). FemCap Manufacturers recommend using a contraceptive gel with the FemCap to increase effectiveness. Before considering the FemCap, users need to be able to locate their cervix and feel comfortable touching their genitals for insertion and removal.

ISHS does not currently sell the FemCap. The FemCap is available through consultation and purchase for a fee in Victoria at Acacia Health Clinic. Please contact them to set up and appointment and for more information on consultation and device costs or it can also be ordered directly online or by phone 1-855-246-2242 from the femcap distributor.