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The contraceptive diaphragm - what is it and how does it work?

The contraceptive diaphragm - what is it and how does it work?

Dr Zenon Andreou

"A diaphragm works by creating a barrier to sperm, which stops them passing into your uterus and fertilising an egg. It needs to be inserted before you have sex, and used in combination with spermicide." - Dr Zenon Andreou

Dr Zenon Andreou

"A diaphragm works by creating a barrier to sperm, which stops them passing into your uterus and fertilising an egg. It needs to be inserted before you have sex, and used in combination with spermicide."

Dr Zenon Andreou

Diaphragms are dome-shaped devices made from rubber or silicone. They are the size of the palm of your hand and designed to form a physical barrier that stops sperm from getting past.

Last reviewed: 13/12/2019 by Dr Simran Deo