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BIRTH CONTROL - THE DIAPHRAGM
 

THE DIAPHRAGM (vaginal barrier contraception)

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Abortion Clinic RU486 When do I insert the Diaphragm?
Abortion Clinic RU486 When should I remove the Diaphragm?
Abortion Clinic RU486 When do I need to replace the Diaphragm?
Abortion Clinic RU486 What should I do if I forgot to use the Diaphragm or placed in incorrectly?
Abortion Clinic RU486 Are there any warning signs I should look out for when using a Diaphragm?
 

When do I insert the Diaphragm?

The diaphragm may be placed up to 6 hours before you have sex.  No matter when you insert the diaphragm, always be sure to use a spermicide. Diaphragms should not be used without this added protection. If you have put in the diaphragm more than 2 hours before having sex, you must insert a fresh supply of spermicide into your vagina just before intercourse. To do this, insert the spermicide with an applicator while the diaphragm is in place. An applicator usually comes with the spermicide.  You must also check the position of the diaphragm and add more spermicide before each act of intercourse, no matter how closely together they occur. Do not use oil-based lubricants such as petroleum jelly; they can damage the diaphragm. Water-based lubricants such as KY jelly or Astroglide are fine.
 

When should I remove the Diaphragm?

The diaphragm must be left in place for 6 hours after you have sex, but should NOT be worn for more than 24 hours.  To remove the diaphragm, pull gently on the front rim.  Wash it with mild soap and water, rinse the soap off well (soap can harm the rubber), dry it, and put it back in its case.
 

When do I need to replace the Diaphragm?

The diaphragm may become discolored over time, but it can still be used unless you notice any holes in the rubber.  To check for holes, hold the diaphragm up to the light and stretch the rubber gently between your fingers.  Filling the diaphragm with water is another way to check for holes.  You should get a new diaphragm about every 2 years.  Your diaphragm should be rechecked at your yearly exam and should be refitted if you have:

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Abortion Clinic RU486 been recently pregnant.
Abortion Clinic RU486 gained or lost a lot of weight.
Abortion Clinic RU486 trouble with the diaphragm slipping out of place or pain or pressure during sex.
 

What should I do if I forgot to use the Diaphragm or placed in incorrectly?

Emergency contraception is available if you are concerned that may be pregnant.  This can only be used within 72 hours of unprotected or inadequately protected intercourse.  Call the office to find out more about this back-up method of birth control.
 

Are there any warning signs I should look out for when using a Diaphragm?

There is a slight increased risk of toxic shock syndrome in diaphragm users if it is worn for more than twenty-four hours.  Call your doctor if you have any of the following problems:

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Abortion Clinic RU486 rash (like a sunburn)
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