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

Dr Louisa Draper

"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 Louisa Draper

The diaphragm is a type of female contraceptive that’s inserted into the vagina before sex. The diaphragm covers the cervix, stopping sperm getting into the uterus (womb).