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Putting it in can be awkward
Need to add more spermicide before having sex again
Must leave it in for
6hrs after sex
It can cause cystitis
This is a barrier contraceptive.
The diaphragm works by stopping sperm reaching the egg.
The rubber diaphragm is placed inside the vagina, covering the cervix.
Spermicide gel (a chemical that kills sperm) must also be used.
Can be put in when it's convenient for you
There are different sizes
No major side effects
The diaphragm helps prevent pregnancy but NOT most STIs
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Does It Work?
It is about 95% effective
(5 in 100 women using it
will still get pregnant)