Diaphragm and Cervical Cap



Contraceptive diaphragms and cervical caps are two of the nonhormonal barrier contraceptive devices available for use today. Use of these devices has declined over several decades due to the increasing variety of other methods available, but they still have a place in providing contraception for certain carefully selected women. Caps and diaphragms are good contraceptives for women who are unable to tolerate hormones; they are both inexpensive and are durable. They are also intermittently used contraceptives which may be an advantage for those who require contraceptives on an infrequent basis.


Emergency Contraception Vaginal Vault Toxic Shock Syndrome Dorsal Lithotomy Position Abnormal Cervical Cytology 
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Web Sites

  1. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Company: www.ortho-mcneil.com.
  2. Lea’s Shield: www.leasshield.com.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Joseph’s Family Medicine ResidencySt. Joseph’s HospitalSyracuseUSA

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