8.4  The diaphragm

8.4.1  Mechanism of use

Although this barrier method is not common in Ethiopia, it is helpful for you to learn about some of the basics of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a small dome-shaped latex cup with a flexible ring that fits over the cervix. The cup acts as a physical barrier against the entry of sperm into the uterus. A diaphragm is usually used along with spermicide.

8.3.3  Advantages and disadvantages of female condoms

8.4.2  Effectiveness