Effectiveness: 88%
Cost: $0-75
Common Brand(s): Caya
Prescription Required: Yes
Use Every Time for Vaginal Sex

The Diaphragm is a shallow, bendable silicone cup that a female can put inside her vagina during sexual intercourse. It acts as a barrier by covering the cervix so the sperm and egg cannot meet.

In order for this method to work, spermicide (a cream or gel that kills sperm) must be added into the diaphragm before sex takes place.

Diaphragms come in many different sizes and require a doctor to prescribe the size most compatible to the female patient.

It is important to use barrier contraceptives like condoms while using this birth control method as it doesn’t protect against STDs nor guarantees pregnancy prevention!

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