A 38-year-old member asked:
how does a diaphragm work in the body?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
As a barrier: The diaphragm acts as a barrier to prevent sperm from getting into the uterus and joining with eggs to prevent pregnancy. Diaphragms should be used with a spermacide gel or cream to make them more effective.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Wayne Ingram answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Barrier method: A diaphragm is a physical barrier to the passage of sperm from the vagina to the cervix. If, as recommended, a spermicide is added to the inside cup of the diaphragm, it is also chemical barrier as well with a combined efficacy of the 90th percentile.
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
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