Benefits of Using a Diaphragm for Birth Control

Published on: May 25, 2017

For many decades, diaphragms have been used for effective birth control. This form of contraceptive was once one of the most popular options, used by millions of women. Oral contraceptives and other options have surpassed the diaphragm in popularity, but this tried and true method still has many benefits to offer. Here are a few of those benefits that may make this the right choice for your birth control needs.

  • Hormonal imbalances. Many women can react poorly to oral and other hormonal birth control options. Diaphragms do not interfere with your hormones, making it an excellent option for those preferring to avoid the side effects of oral contraceptives.
  • Affordability. Diaphragms usually can last for up to two years or more and are affordable to use. Many health care plans cover diaphragms as birth control.
  • Instant effectiveness. Unlike oral and injection contraceptives, a diaphragm is instantly effective. There is no waiting period; a diaphragm can be used effectively to prevent pregnancy the first day you receive it. Also, it can be eliminated at any time if you decide you wish to try to conceive, while hormonal contraceptives may stay in your system.
  • Diaphragms are safe to use and do not have the same risk for major health issues that come with oral contraceptives. They are also safe to use when breastfeeding, unlike internal hormonal contraceptives.

If you are interested in learning more about the pros and cons of using a diaphragm, schedule an appointment with your local OB/GYN. Your gynecologist can discuss the benefits and how to get the best results from using this type of contraception for preventing pregnancy.

Posted on behalf of
North Point OB/GYN Associates
1505 Northside Boulevard #3500
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 886-3555

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