Birth Control Problem Set

Problem 5: Diaphragms and Cervical Caps


Diaphragms and cervical caps need to be inserted before intercourse and may be removed immediately after intercourse.

A. True
B. False
Both devices need to be inserted before intercourse along with spermicide and need to stay in for at least 8 hours after intercourse, but must be removed within 24 hours to avoid toxic reaction. The 8 hour delay is to give time for all sperm in the vagina to die before removing the diaphragm or the cervical cap.

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Tuesday, February 10, 1998
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