What are the advantages of using a diaphragm?


Advantages of using diaphragm are as given below:

  • Can be inserted up to six hours before sex
  • May help you know your body better
  • Does not affect menstrual cycles
  • Provides some protection against most reproductive tract infections
  • Can be used during menstruation to contain flow during intercourse
  • Has minimal side effects
  • Its use is controlled by you
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A diaphragm is a dome-shaped form of birth control (barrier contraception) that is inserted into the vagina. When used with spermicide, diaphragms are 84% to 94% effective at preventing pregnancy when they are used every time you ...

have intercourse. Diaphragms do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, so you should also use condoms to help prevent STDs.

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