What is cervical cap? Contraceptive, Use, and advantages.

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What is cervical cap

Verified by Dr. Vaishali Sakpal Rane (MBBS, DGO Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Since ancient times, barrier contraceptives like condoms and cervical caps have been used to prevent conception. During intercourse the semen cannot enter the uterus because of the cervical cap, which protects the cervix. The cervical cap is a non-allergenic silicone rubber dome-shaped cap that is put into the vagina.

The diaphragm and cervical cap are related. The main difference is that it's significantly smaller and fits over the cervix more snugly. Sperm cannot get through the cervical cap and into the uterus or fallopian tubes. Pregnancy cannot occur unless sperm can penetrate the fallopian tubes and fertilise the egg. For optimum results, spermicide must be used together with the cervical cap. As a secondary barrier preventing pregnancy, it prevents the sperm from migrating.

What is cervical cap

To purchase a cervical cap, you need a prescription. This is necessary because your doctor must fit the cervical cap. Ensure the cervical cap is still in place before engaging in sexual activity. You don't have to take off the cap if you have sex more than once. However, you ought to add additional spermicide. Additionally, ensure the cap is still in place by checking. Following sexual activity, the cervical cap must be left in place for at least six hours. Keep the cap on until then. The cervical cap is a very practical method of birth control, despite its lack of effectiveness.

The advantages of cervical cap include:

  • can be placed beforehand without interfering with intimacy
  • can be used repeatedly
  • low price
  • no negative effects from hormones

The cervical cap is generally safe and simple to use. Rarely, it may have harmful adverse effects. If you experience any of the following signs, see your physician:

  • burning when urinating
  • discomfort while wearing the cap
  • removing the cap reveals blood inside
  • Genital discomfort or itching
  • swelling or redness
  • Unusual or unpleasant discharge

Women who are highly susceptible to STIs should also consider using another type of birth control.