A 39-year-old member asked:
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when do you need to get a new diaphragm?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
When well used: When it is a couple years old, looks weathered, yellow or cracking. If it has dried up in a drawer for a couple years or if you left in your car in phoenix today(116 degrees).
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old and "holy": If a diaphragm is more than 5 to 7 years old, the rubber component tends to deteriorate, making for a "blessed diaphragm" which means it is 'holy". If a hole is seen at any time when inspected post use, change it immediately- as they are cheaper than a undesired pregnancy.
Answered on Nov 1, 2018

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