Mar 05, 2013
Modern medicine and researches have contributed much to the methods of contraception, and cervical cap is one of them. This is a type of contraceptive specially made for women.The effectiveness of a cervical cap can be increased by using it along with other contraceptives such as condom and spermicide. It acts as a barrier between the male sperm and female ova by inhibiting the sperm from crossing the female cervix.
About Cervical Cap
The book Women’s Gynecologic Health defines cervical caps as cuplike devices that cover the cervix. “Smaller than diaphragms or vaginal barriers, they maintain their position over the cervix by suction, adhering to the cervix, or via a design that uses vaginal walls for support.”
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This alternative contraceptive is a convenient, inexpensive, non-hormonal and non-invasive method and much of its popularity in the modern times can be attributed retrospectively. The cervical cap has the potential for better effectiveness if it is custom made in order for it to have a better fitting. The awareness needs to spread regarding the effectiveness of the cervical cap with the help of medical practitioners so that more women turn to this contraceptive method as an alternative to oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices. It is important for medical researchers to document the most accurate method of cervical cap fitting and their rate of effectiveness. The cervical cap has been found to eliminate many of the previously cited disadvantages of barrier contraception. It is good news for people as this cap does not interfere with intercourse and also does not require daily client involvement.
Advantages of Cervical Cap
Disadvantages of cervical cap
The success rate of cervical cap can be increased if the instructions for use are followed strictly. If used properly, cervical cap can prove to be the safest way of contraception. Always consult a doctor before using one as this will remove all doubts.
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