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Do I need to reapply spermicide after I have sex while I am using a diaphragm for birth control?

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Once the diaphragm is in place, you can have sex more than once, but you need to reapply spermicide before each time. Most spermicides only work if you use them less than an hour before you have sex. So if you put the diaphragm in hours ahead of time, remember to add more.

SOURCES:

Allen, R. , January 2004. American Family Physician

FDA: “Birth Control: Medicines to Help You.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Diaphragm, Sponge, Cervical Cap and Condom.”

Planned Parenthood: “Diaphragm.”

FDA: “Birth Control Guide.”

National Institutes of Health: “What Are the Different Types of Contraception?”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm.”

Planned Parenthood: “Spermicide.”

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: “Diaphragm.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

Allen, R. , January 2004. American Family Physician

FDA: “Birth Control: Medicines to Help You.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Diaphragm, Sponge, Cervical Cap and Condom.”

Planned Parenthood: “Diaphragm.”

FDA: “Birth Control Guide.”

National Institutes of Health: “What Are the Different Types of Contraception?”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm.”

Planned Parenthood: “Spermicide.”

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: “Diaphragm.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 04, 2017

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