How does the cervical cap work?

The cervical cap keeps the sperm from entering the uterus and fallopian tubes. The pregnancy can not occurs until the sperm enters the fallopian tubes to fertilize the egg…

A cervical cap is a small cup made of soft silicone and shaped like a sailor’s hat. It can easily fit over the cervix. The cervix is a part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. It cervical caps cover the cervix so sperm can not get in and fertilize an egg. For maximum effectiveness, must use the cap with spermicide. Put the spermicide into the cap before inserting the cap snugly over the cervix.

How do the cervical caps work?  

The cervical caps block the sperm from entering your uterus by covering the cervix. Most of the people use this cap with spermicide (a cream or gel that kills sperm) so that it works better. Spermicide stops the sperm from moving and is the second line of defense against pregnancy.

You can insert this cap inside of your vagina 6 hours before having sex and must betake it out at least 6 hours. Notice that the cap is no longer than 48 hours.

When you insert the cap, then check its position. Add spermicide every time when you sex. After the intercourse, left it in place for at least 6 hours.

Take precaution when you remove the cap. You can remove it by placing a finger in your vagina to pull the cap out.

How do cervical caps work with spermicide?

Since the spermicide has the chemicals that kill sperm so they can’t get to the egg. When you add it to the cap before inserting to your vagina, then it makes more effective to prevent pregnancy.

How well do the cervical caps work?

The cervical caps work 85%. According to a survey, about 15 out of 100 typical couples who use cervical caps will have an accidental pregnancy. The women who have had the baby, the cervical caps are less effective or will have an accidental pregnancy.

The wellness of its works depends on whether the woman uses it correctly every time.  The cap needs care like :

  • After each use, must be washed the cervical caps with mild soap and water, rinsed, and air dried.
  • Avoid putting the baby powder or oil-based lubricants, such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly, on the cap.
  • Don’t put other vaginal creams, such as medicines for yeast infection, on the cap.

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