It is wise to learn as much as you can about the different types of contraceptives before making your choice. This is because every woman is different with different needs, so it is important to find the method that suits you best.
The contraceptive called the diaphragm is a dome-shaped circle that is made of rubber or silicone. The purpose of inserting a diaphragm into the vagina is to form a barrier between the woman’s uterus and the sperm. A doctor or nurse is required to perform the initial fitting.
The diaphragm must be inserted, together with a spermicide, into the vagina just prior to intercourse. It should be left in the vagina for at least six hours after intercourse, and removed no more than twenty-four hours afterwards.
Men are not aware of the diaphragm during sex, but the device can interfere with sexual spontaneity. When used in conjunction with spermicides, the effectiveness of the diaphragm is increased. Some practice is needed to use the diaphragm properly.



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