Diaphragms are shallow, dome-shaped cups made of latex or silicone. They’re off-white and only a few inches in diameter. You insert this method into your vagina before sex and it covers your cervix and keeps sperm out of your uterus. One super important thing to remember: For this method to work effectively, you need to use spermicide.

Real Stories

These videos will give you a sense of some people's personal experiences using this method. They are not meant to be understood as medical facts, and your experience may differ.

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