The Cap


The diaphragm is a cup-shaped, silicone cap with a soft edge that fits inside the vagina, covering the opening to the womb (uterus). The right size should be fitted by a doctor or nurse and you will need instructions on how to use it.

How long does it last?

The diaphragm only works for as long as you leave it inserted. You will need to leave it in your vagina for 6 hours after you have sex.

How does it work?

It acts as a barrier, stopping sperm from getting into your womb.

You will need to put the diaphragm inside your vagina the right way before any contact with the penis.

What about my fertility?

When removed, your fertility will return to normal.