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A 38-year-old member asked:

do all diaphragms work the same?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Diaphragms come in different sizes and have to be fitted by your doctor.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, if they are properly fitted and used in conjunction with a companion spermicidal gel or cream.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Caya diaphragm: A new diaphragm was recently made called the Caya, which is one size fits all and can be ordered online. It is actually thinner, more flexible, and possibly easier to use than conventional diaphragms.

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How do I strengthen a weakened unused diaphragm? Years of hyperventilation syndrome and computer work have caused me to chest breathe.

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