Diaphragms & Cervical Caps
Pregnancy can only occur if sperm enters the cervix, travels up to the uterus, and meets a fertile egg. Stopping the sperm's journey is really all that is needed to eliminate the risk of pregnancy at the root.
Turning off ovulation with hormonal birth control, or implanting a foreign substance like a coil/IUD to stop implantation, are both drastic measures that we've come to accept as the only birth control options. But they are not!
It's is simple concept with outstanding results. Place a silicone cap over the cervix to stop sperm from advancing to the uterus. Years of research went into designing the perfect cervical cap that would be comfortable, effective, and easy to use.
FemCap is FDA approved for contraceptive use.
With the FemCap, accessibility to a doctor trained in diaphragm sizing is no longer necessary. Diaphragm sizing is decided by the ever changing size of the vaginal cavity which can fluctuate as a woman gains or looses weight or exercises to achieve firmer muscle mass in the buttocks, lower abdomen and inner thigh area.
Since the FemCap sits on top of the cervix, its size is determined by the size of the cervix itself.
After puberty, a woman's cervix size corresponds to a 22mm FemCap unless she becomes pregnant. Two weeks after conception, the cervix dilates irreversibly. This is important because even if a women miscarries early in the pregnancy and perhaps is not even aware she conceived, her cervix size has changed and a 26mm FemCap is now necessary. Vaginal delivery once again changes the cervix size; the correct size for someone who has had a vaginal delivery is 30mm.
This simple sizing system based on a woman's obstetric history means it is easy to self-size. This is key to providing effective barrier contraceptive solutions where access to a Doctor for correct diaphragm sizing is not an option. Choose your size, order online, and you can start enjoying natural birth control right away.
FemCap VS Diaphragm
A cervical cap, as the name suggests, caps the cervix like a thimble capping the thumb. This produces a tight suctioned seal, preventing sperm from entering the uterus. Contraceptive gel placed in the dome of the cap increases the suction and adds a second level of protection.
In contrast, a diaphragm sits inside the vaginal cavity and is held in place by muscular support from the sides of the vaginal cavity. The traditional diaphragm design can slip out of place, and if just one side moves too far inwards or outwards, the protective seal may be broken.
Another benefit of the FemCap is its small size. Diaphragms are around the size of the palm of your hand, and can be intimidating and unwieldy. A FemCap is about a third of the size of an average size diaphragm, so it is often easier to get a hang of insertion and removal.
The brim is designed to hold additional contraceptive gel in place and direct the flow of sperm directly towards the gel. This is the third level of protection, further increasing the effectiveness of the FemCap.
The last obviously noticeable addition to FemCap is the removal ring. You can simply gently press the dome of the FemCap to release any suction, and then slip your finger into the ring to gently remove the FemCap.
Top Five Reasons To Choose FemCap
1. More Pleasurable Sex
Synthetic hormones lower libido. Condoms interrupt the intimacy of skin-to-skin sex. This was not the way sex was meant to be! Enjoy more intimate, pleasurable sex with FemCap.
2. Be Spontaneous
FemCap is easy to use and can be inserted hours before intercourse. No fumbling with a condom and breaking the flow of the moment.
3. Simple Sizing
FemCap eliminates the problem of finding a doctor to fit your barrier contraceptive. The size you need is simply determined by your obstetrical history, so you can order your FemCap online today!
4. Environmentally Friendly
FemCap is reusable and made of a non-allergenic latex-free material, so your carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. Good for you. Good for the world.
5. Stay Balanced
Do you really want to replace your natural femininity with artificial hormones? The pill and other hormonal birth control lowers libido, causes mood swings and depression, and a host of other side effects. And of course, a number of long term health risks are liked to artificial hormones also. FemCap allows your fertility and menstrual cycle to fluctuate organically, without altering your internal balance. Bonus: enjoy reliable hormone-free contraception while breastfeeding!