Diaphragm User Guide

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Abstract:

This two-page illustrated fact sheet uses a question and answer format to educate people about how to use a diaphragm.  It explains how the diaphragm works, spermicide, when to use a diaphragm and when it should not be used, removal, storage, and how long it will last. Illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions on how to insert the diaphragm. Advice on what to do if you stop using the diaphragm and have unprotected sex, use of emergency contraception (EC), risks, and when to see your health care provider is provided. The document clarifies that the diaphragm does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, and advises condom use.

Author(s):
Reproductive Health Access Project
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
Community review
This translation was evaluated by a representative or group from the community for accuracy and cultural relevance.
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Copyright:
Licensed by Creative Commons
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
7/20/2015
Record Last Updated:
4/24/2017

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