A valuable method of birth control from has almost been forgotten; this is the contraceptive diaphragm. The diaphragm is a rubber ring with a small rim, which sits in the upper vagina and covers the cervix. It is not perceived by the partner. This is placed in the vagina before intercourse with a small amount of spermicide. The diaphragm holds the spermicide against the cervix and thus prevents live sperm from entering the cervix and uterus.
We are fond of the diaphragm because it permits a woman to maintain control of her contraception, she does not have to rely on her partner; it has no hormones; it has no side effects; and it causes no bleeding, breast tenderness, moodiness or bloating. There are no contraindications to the diaphragm, but we only recommend it to women who are comfortable with their own anatomy, as the woman must place and remove it. It does not prevent STDs.
Most physicians have not been trained to fit diaphragms and very few prescribe them. We are happy to offer this effective, inexpensive and safe method of contraception.