Need to order a diaphragm online? Been fitted for a diaphragm but not sure what to do with the prescription? Lost your existing contraceptive diaphragm and need a quick replacement? Maybe we can help.
First off, please remember that you need to have been assesed by a trained healthcare profesional, maybe a Doctor, a Midwife or a Gyneocologyst in order to truly know your correct diaphragm size. The sizing of a diaphragm depends upon the size of the vaginal cavity of the user. A Doctor or Gynaecologist is needed to ascertain the correct size. Every 6-12 months the user should check to see if that size is still correct and in addition if there has been any weight loss or gain of more than a few kilos or a pregnancy, abortion or miscarriage, then the sizing should be checked again.
You will need to be refitted if:
- You gain or lose 10 pounds (4.5 kilos) or more
- You have pelvic surgery
- You give birth or have an abortion
- You have repeated urinary tract infections
- You or your partner feel pain or pressure during sex
- You should NEVER guess your correct size and you should NEVER assume it will stay the same. An incorrectly sized diaphragm WILL increase the risk of pregnancy.
During the check up to ensure that a diaphragm is the best barrier contraceptive choice for you and to measure the correct size, the Doctor or Gynaecologist will also be able to show you how to correctly insert and remove the diaphragm. Not inserting it or removing it correctly will increase the risk of pregnancy. It is crucial that a Doctor or Gynaecologist is consulted to confirm a diaphragm is a suitable contraceptive method for you, to correctly measure you for your diaphragm and to instruct you in its correct use. DO NOT attempt to purchase or use a diaphragm until after such a consultation.
Your diaphragm prescription basically confirms the size you need, until your next check-up. There are many different brands of diaphragm but the sizing is always the same.