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Lea's contraceptive PDF Print E-mail

Lea’s Shield (or Lea’s contraceptive in Europe) is a barrier method of contraception designed for women. It is a hormone-free cup-shaped device made of medical grade silicone rubber. This mean of birth control is inserted into the vagina to cover the cervix and block sperm during sexual intercourse. It is a washable and reusable form of barrier methods that can be reused for six months.

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Difference between cervical cap and diaphragm PDF Print E-mail

A cervical cap, a thimble-shaped device, is a barrier method of birth control , made of latex or silicone. A diaphragm is also a barrier method of birth control that is made of thin rubber and has a springy, flexible rim. Both these means of contraception act as a barrier to prevent sperm from reaching the uterus and should be used with addition of spermicidal cream or jelly.

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Possible side effects of cervical cap PDF Print E-mail

cervical capA cervical cap is easy to use, and women, who use this device, are happy with the benefits they gain, but there are still a few side effects and risks associated with the use of this barrier contraceptive method.

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Advantages and disadvantages of vaginal sponge PDF Print E-mail

Using the contraceptive sponge correctly guarantees about 84 to 87% effective at preventing pregnancy. As it was mentioned, this contraception does not prevent the transmission of many sexually diseases, including herpes, HPV or HIV.
NOTICED: the contraceptive sponges can only be used once. After you use it, throw it away! Also, be attentive: the package has an expiration date. Do not use a sponge past its expiration date or you will risk pregnancy or infection!

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Cervical cap PDF Print E-mail

A cervical cap is a barrier method of birth control . The device is made of latex rubber or silicone and comes in different sizes. A cervical cap should be chosen by a gynecologist for each woman individually. This method of birth control works the same way like a diaphragm only that it is in a different shape and size – a cervical cap is smaller and more rigid than a diaphragm.

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