WHAT IS CONTRACEPTION?
Contraception means prevention of pregnancy. There are a number of different methods of contraception available. It is important to choose a method that best suits your needs at the time. Using contraception gives you more control, allows you to decide if, and when, to have children, and allows you to enjoy sex without having to worry about an unplanned pregnancy.
WHICH CONTRACEPTIVE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Many factors may affect your choice of a contraceptive method including:
How effective the method is.
Your stage of life.
Ease of use of the method.
WHAT IS THE DIAPHRAGM?
The diaphragm is a barrier method of contraception. It is a dome of soft silicone with a flexible rim that is placed inside the vagina to cover the cervix (the lower part of the uterus or womb).
The diaphragm forms a barrier which prevents sperm from getting into the uterus. It is inserted before intercourse and left in place for a minimum of 6 hours after intercourse.
It takes 6 hours for all sperm to die in the acid environment of the vagina. The Caya® diaphragm, which is a single size diaphragm, is the only one available in Australia.
HOW DO I USE THE DIAPHRAGM?
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