One diaphragm (Pessary) is a cap made of a thin latex or silicone membrane with a flexible wire ring that is inserted into the vagina before intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Contraceptive protection is quite reliable if the diaphragm is adjusted and used correctly. Read more about the diaphragm here.
For whom is a diaphragm the right method of contraception?
The diaphragm looks like a small hat with a brim, which - in the right size and with correct positioning - completely covers the cervix. The pessary is suitable for women who have sexual intercourse only occasionally and therefore need a contraceptive only when needed. Even if you can not or will not use hormonal contraception for health or other reasons, a diaphragm may be the method of choice for you. It is a relatively safe method of contraception, taking into account some factors.
Diaphragm: The right fit and the correct fit
The diaphragm must be adjusted exactly by your gynecologist. Only then can it develop its contraceptive effect. The correct insertion and control of the correct fit by Nachastenasten should be practiced under medical supervision. Every one to two years the doctor has to check if the size is still correct; in younger women, control should be done every six months.