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  • Diaphragms act as a barrier method of contraception.
  • Other barrier methods include male and female condoms. 
  • Diaphragms need to stay in the vagina for at least six hours after sex.
  • Diaphragms do not give protection from sexually transmissible infections (STIs). The best way to lessen the risk of STIs is to use a condom with all new sexual partners.
  • For a diaphragm to be effective, you need to use it correctly, every time.

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Reviewed on: 08-11-2019