The cervical cap
fits snugly on the surface of the cervix.
Prescription-only barrier methods in the FDA guide include the diaphragm and the cervical cap
, both used with spermicide.
The barrier methods include the male and female condoms, diaphragm and cervical cap
Cindy's fans team up to celebrate (in order): Susan Schewel, NWHN Board Treasurer and Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Women's Medical Fund; Becky Chalker, author of the Complete Cervical Cap
Guide; Kim Lau, NWHN Board Chair and professor of American Studies at U.
Some cases of non-menstrual toxic shock syndrome have been reported in women using barrier contraceptives, including Today Sponge, the diaphragm, and the cervical cap
One of the goals of the meeting was to focus new attention on the diaphragm and the cervical cap
as methods that may protect women against HIV.
The majority of the reported use is in combination with a physical barrier method, such as the diaphragm or cervical cap
A cervical cap
that fits directly onto the cervix may be a better option.
So even if you're using another kind of birth control--like the Pill, IUD, cervical cap
, Norplant, Depo-Provera, or diaphragm --the man must still use a condom if you want protection against HIV.
Other methods (IUD, Hormonal implant, Cervical cap
, Diaphragm, natural methods and other methods) are each used by 3% or less of method users.
Near-perfect use of the cervical cap
carries a first-year pregnancy risk of 6 percent -- half the risk posed by typical use of the cap, say researchers who have completed the largest clinical trial to date of the recently introduced birth control device.
The modern natural-rubber cervical cap
is a flexible cuplike device, about one and a half inches in diameter.
She continued, "CerMed's second product under development is CerCap[TM] HIV, a barrier contraceptive cervical cap
which reduces the risk of infection from HIV.
Rinovum's innovation is an easy-to-use aid to conception via cervical cap
insemination, an established conception technique previously available only by prescription and in a doctor's office.
Condoms, a diaphragm or cervical cap
are all effective disposable options.