Diaphragms

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Diaphragms are great natural, green, non-hormonal contraceptive option. A diaphragm is a latex or silicone cup with a firm flexible rim and shallow dome used for contraception. Spermicide is applied to the outer surface of the diaphragm to stop sperm from creeping in through the sides, and must be used with diaphragms in order to prevent pregnancy successfully.

 

Various Diaphragm Brands

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Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, produce the Ortho Coil Spring Diaphragm (discontinued 2008) and the Ortho All-Flex Arcing Spring Diaphragm, which is available in 4 sizes (65, 70, 75 and 80mm) .

 

 

Semina Industries produce the Semina Diaphragm in Brazil. It is a clear silicon diaphragm available in six diameter sizes, from 60 to 85mm, in 5mm increments.

 

 

Lastly, there is the Milex Wide Seal Diaphragm, a silicone diaphragm with a shallow dome and a wide rim with an arcing or omniflex spring. It has a small skirt around the rim intended to hold gel in place and improve the seal. It is available in eight diameter sizes, from 60 to 90mm, in 5mm increments.

 

The Milex Wide Seal Diaphragm with both arcing and Omniflex Springs are now both in stock.

 

 

Fitting and Using Diaphragms

The sizing of a diaphragm depends upon the size of the vaginal cavity of the user. A Doctor or Gynaecologist  is needed to ascertain the correct size. Every 6-12 months the user should check to see if that size is still correct and in addition if there has been any weight loss or gain of more than a few kilos or a pregnancy, abortion or miscarriage, then the sizing should be checked again.

 

 

You should NEVER guess your correct size and you should NEVER assume it will stay the same. An incorrectly sized diaphragm WILL increase the risk of pregnancy.

 

 

During the check up to ensure that a diaphragm is the best barrier contraceptive choice for you and to measure the correct size, the Doctor or Gynaecologist will also be able to show you how to correctly insert and remove the diaphragm. Not inserting it or removing it correctly will increase the risk of pregnancy.

 

 

It is crucial that a Doctor or Gynaecologist is consulted to confirm a diaphragm is a suitable contraceptive method for you, to correctly measure you for your diaphragm and to instruct you in its correct use. DO NOT attempt to purchase or use a diaphragm until after such a consultation.

 

You will need to be refitted if: 


  • You gain or lose 10 pounds (4.55 kilos) or more
  • You have pelvic surgery
  • You give birth or have an abortion
  • You have repeated urinary tract infections
  • You or your partner feel pain or pressure during sex
  • We stock all diaphragm sizes: 60mm ,65mm ,70mm ,75mm ,80mm ,85mm and 90mm

     

     

    Important Information

  • Insert diaphragm with spermicide before intercourse
  • Apply more spermicide, before additional acts of intercourse
  • Leave the diaphragm in place for at least six hours after intercourse
  • Do not wear for more than 24 hours
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    Diaphragms can not be used during menstruation because it would interfere with the natural flow of menstrual fluid. Furthermore, because you are not fertile during menstruation, contraception would not be needed to prevent pregnancy. Intercourse only has the risk of pregnancy for approximately 6 days per cycle during your Fertility Window. A healthy egg is only fertilisable for 18-24 hours and sperm cannot survive for more than 5 days inside a woman, so that span of 6 days (5 days before ovulation and the day of ovulation) is really the only time when barrier contraception needs to be used for pregnancy protection.

     

     

    Click here to learn more about identifying your Fertility Window for contraception

     

     

    Diaphragm Effectiveness

    Contraceptive Technology reports that the method failure rate of the diaphragm with spermicide is 6% per year. The actual pregnancy rates amongst diaphragm users vary depending on the population being studied, with yearly rates of 10% to 39% being reported. Unlike some other cervical barriers, the effectiveness of the diaphragm is the same for women who have given birth as for those who have not.

     

     

    The low effectiveness can be traced to incorrect usage, therefore it is imperative to check with your doctor or sexual health care consultant in order to become a successful diaphragm user.

     

     

    Side Effects Associated with Diaphragms

    If you or your partner has a latex allergy, do not use a latex diaphragm.

     

     

    Diaphragms are associated with an increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Urinating before inserting the diaphragm and also after intercourse may reduce this risk.  The increased risk of UTIs may be due to the diaphragm applying pressure to the urethra, which is common if the diaphragm is too large, and causing irritation by preventing the bladder from emptying completely. However, the spermicide Nonoxynol-9 (N-9) is itself associated with increased risk of a UTI, yeast infection, and bacterial vaginosis.

     

     

    For this reason, some experts advocate the use of lactic acid based spermicides or contraceptive gel such as ContraGel which might have fewer side effects. It has also been suggested that, for women who experience side effects from Nonoxynol-9, it may be acceptable to use the diaphragm without any spermicide. One study found an actual pregnancy rate of 24% per year in women using the diaphragm without spermicide; however, all women in this study were given a 60mm diaphragm rather than one being fitted individually by a clinician. Other studies have been small and have given conflicting results. The current recommendation is still for all diaphragm users to use spermicide or contraceptive gel with the device.

     

     

    Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occurs at a rate of 2.4 cases per 100,000 women using diaphragms, almost exclusively when the device is left in place longer than 24 hours.

     

     

    Purchasing Diaphragms

    You can purchase a diaphragm right here, over-the-counter (OTC) without a prescription. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page. Our diaphragms are sold under the assumption that your doctor or sexual health consultant has advised you of the correct size of diaphragm to use and has also given you thorough instructions regarding their proper use. Incorrect use or incorrect fitting lowers the reliability rate considerably.

     

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    1. Milex Omniflex Diaphragms - For Reusable Barrier Contraception

      Milex Omniflex Diaphragms - For Reusable Barrier Contraception

      Milex silicone diaphragm, with Omniflex style spring. Available in 60mm, 65mm, 70mm, 75mm, 80mm, 85mm, 90mm. Sizing must be determined by your Doctor or Gynaecologist.

       

      • High Durability And Longer Use Life
      • Hypoallergenic
      • Avoids Latex Allergy
      • Does Not Absorb Odors or Secretions
      • Sterilizable, Can Be Boiled or Autoclaved
      • Broad Rim With Lip Keeps Gel Inside Diaphragm And Keeps Tight Fit
      • Sizing Compatible With Ortho All Flex Sizing
      • Storage Box And Instructions For Use Included

       

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      Price (Inc. VAT): £40.00

    2. Milex Arcing Diaphragms - The Reusable Barrier Contraceptive

      Milex Arcing Diaphragms - For Reusable Barrier Contraception

      Milex silicone diaphragm, with Arcing style spring. Available in 60mm, 65mm, 70mm, 75mm, 80mm, 85mm, 90mm. Sizing must be determined by your Doctor or Gynaecologist.

       

      • High Durability And Longer Use Life
      • Hypoallergenic
      • Avoids Latex Allergy
      • Does Not Absorb Odors or Secretions
      • Sterilizable, Can Be Boiled or Autoclaved
      • Broad Rim With Lip Keeps Gel Inside Diaphragm And Keeps Tight Fit
      • Sizing Compatible With Ortho All Flex Sizing

    3. Storage Box And Instructions For Use Included
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  • Caya Single Size Contoured Diaphragm

    Caya Single Size Contoured Diaphragm

    Caya is a single-size contraceptive barrier device designed to fit a broad range of women. The contoured diaphragm design is easy to use and offers discreet contraceptive protection.

     

    • 100% Natural Instantly Reversible Contraception. 
    • Totally Hormone Free. 
    • Latex Free.
    • One Size Fits Most Women.
    • Suitable for users of 65mm, 70mm, 75mm or 80mm diaphragms.
    • EU / CE 0470 Certified.
    • Not Available In Australia or USA.

     

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