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Caps

What is it?

Caps (or diaphragms) are thin, soft domes made of latex or silicone that fit inside the vagina.

How it works

Caps stop sperm from passing through the entrance of the womb. When used with spermicide, a chemical that kills sperm, they are 92–96% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Caps are inserted into the vagina before sex. It must be left in place for six hours after sex. It can then be taken out and washed. Caps are reusable.

They come in different sizes, and you must be fitted for the correct size by a trained doctor or nurse.

We can provide caps and diaphragms, as can some GP surgeries.

We can discuss the range of contraception methods available to find the one that would be best for you, and provide whichever option is required.

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