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How should I use the diaphragm?

How should I use the diaphragm?

Before intercourse: Use contraceptive jelly inside the diaphragm and around the rim. Place it before intercourse and leave it in until 6 hours after. Use more jelly in the vagina if you get inspired and have intercourse again but don't remove it to refresh the jelly. Take it out in the morning if you fall asleep. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more


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What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a good form of barrier contraception. Advantages include: no hormones, effective (90%), reusable, safe, inexpensive, reversible, decreases risk of some sexually transmitted diseases, patient controlled and not an abortifacient. ...Read more

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What are some disadvantages of using the diaphragm?

Convenience: The major disadvantage of the diaphragm is the inconvenience of having to puut it in before sexual activity. ...Read more

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How to breathe from your diaphragm?

How to breathe from your diaphragm?

Breath down...: Diaphragm is big muscle between chest and abdomen.Helps us breath. Singers breath more to upper chest and dancers low under diaphragm " to the belly" It helps strengthen core for balance. If you relax and place your hand over stomach- try relax shoulder - deep breath by nose as pushing against your hand. You should feel muscle extending and strengthening . Excellent exercise . Try dance' ( Tango) ...Read more

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Could the diaphragm cause infections

Could the diaphragm cause infections

Yes: However, it is more likely to cause irritation from either rubbing or from the spermicide. ...Read more

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Always wore a diaphragm. How did I get hpv?

Always wore a diaphragm. How did I get hpv?

Contraceptive Only: A diaphragm simply holds spermacid near your cervix so sperm are killed before they can enter your womb. It does not protect the vagina from infections of any type however, including hpv. ...Read more

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How deadly is a stab wound to the diaphragm?

How deadly is a stab wound to the diaphragm?

Fairly: The diaphragm, itself, can be injured without deadly consequences. However, since it is located literally in the center of the body, (immediately next to the liver, spleen, stomach, aorta, vena cava, lungs and the heart), it is hard to injure the diaphragm without injuring one or more of these critical structures. If the diaphragm, itself, is not repaired a serious hernia through it can result. ...Read more

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Where can I get my paralyzed diaphragm treated?

Where can I get my paralyzed diaphragm treated?

Thoracic surgeon : When a diaphragm is paralyzed it stays in the up position. To breathe in our diaphragms move downward. When the diaphragm is stuck up it reduces the volume of the lung. A thoracic surgeon can placate the diaphragm- make the diaphragm smaller so it flattens out and gives the lung more room to expand. For a small group there is diaphragm pacing but the phrenic nerve must not be injured. ...Read more

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How long do sperm live if block by a diaphragm?

How long do sperm live if block by a diaphragm?

Several Days: Most sperm live in the body for up to 2-3 days, but reports show they can live as long as 1 week. Spermacides can actually kill sperm, but barriers such as a diaphragm can prevent sperm from getting inside the cervix and uterus. ...Read more

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