Recent Experience with the Cervical Cap in the United States

  • R. Chalker
Conference paper


The cervical cap is a barrier method of birth control similar to the diaphragm, but far superior in several respects: it can be left in place for several days, or even a week at a time, does not require the repeated application of spermicide and cannot be felt by the woman once it is in place. Because the cap is more compact, less messy and easier to use, women have reported an increase in both libido and frequency of sexual activity.


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Toxic Shock Syndrome Menstrual Blood Cumulative Pregnancy Rate Family Planning Provider 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Chalker
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  1. 1.Publicity DepartmentBallantine BooksNew YorkUSA

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